Third Wave of Killing on the Western Road

D2150 Escape of the Youth, Sixth Wave of Killing, the Kafr Qasem Massacre of 1956 series 2012. Conté crayon on paper, 30 x 44 ½ in, 76 x 113 cm

Drawing number D2146
Uthman Easa, having heard of the curfew, went out to bring back his 12 year old son, Fathi, who was pasturing a herd of black goats. On the way back, soldiers attacked them. Uthman was driving the large herd from the rear when suddenly the goats reversed direction and stampeded toward him. In frantically trying to hold them back, he may not have realized that his son leading the herd had been killed. Witnesses in the truck of the next wave, now temporarily stopped on the side of the road, saw that as the herd dispersed, he too was shot and killed.