The impact of politics and ideologies on communities has continued to be a recurrent theme in my work. When the second intifada began at the end of 2000 I was interested to see how the violence was affecting the daily lives of the people. What drew my attention was the way children had become caught up in the conflict and the way it had become a kind of daily routine for them. When in one of the hotspots such as Hebron, Gaza or Remalah I’d join the other photographers around after lunch and wait for the kids get out of school. They would then go down to the frontline and start the stone throwing. The stones would land about 100 meters from the Israeli line. They would fire teargas, stun grenades, plastic bullets and live rounds at the kids. This would go on, day in day out, for a couple of hours until it was time to go home, or the kids got bored. Most times the only injuries were from teargas inhalation, but sometimes it would be fatal. It was this cycle of violence that I set out to record.