As a Palestinian kids growing up in occupied Gaza during the first Intifada, I have seen people arrested, killed, injured, and beaten. It was horrible. But what still sticks with my 20 years later are the regular sessions of humiliation at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces. Sometimes they would beat us for the fun it. Sometimes they would line us and, smiling, a soldier would try to slap two or three of us with one hit. The others stood their giggling. And then they would usually follow. That was one major reason why I threw stones at the passing Military jeeps later one.