The picture, posted by Middle East correspondent Allan Sørensen on Wednesday, was shared by thousands on people across the world.
The picture was taken in the Israeli town of Sderot, which lies less than a mile from the Gaza border and has borne the brunt of rocket fire from Gaza for over a decade. Healthcare workers say that over half the children living in Sderot have post-traumatic stress disorder. Sørensen said he believed the gathering “wasn’t to provoke anyone”, and that “no one there thought they were doing anything untoward”.
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