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No Lessons: The Pictures

Yesterday we received a note from Ziad Abbas with the news that the Ibdaa cultural center’s kindergarten had been badly damaged when Israeli forces used explosives to demolish a nearby home. Today Ibdaa sent along these photos from the bombing.

I’m trying to imagine how people here in Jamaica Plain would react if the police came in the middle of the night and blew up someone’s house next door to a kindergarten or a day care center, wrecking the kids’ classrooms in the process, and it’s just unfathomable. (It’s also pretty clearly a form of collective punishment, which is illegal under international law.)

Homes and kindergartens Kids in the streets Looking out the kindergarten window Flags flying over the street