Drawings of bloodshed, bombs and little girls behind prison bars, created by Palestine kids aged 6 to 14 in art therapy post-Operation Cast Lead, have been deemed “not appropriate for an open gallery accessible by all children” by the Oakland Museum of Children’s Art.

The museum board has deemed the imagery too violent and deemed theĀ Israeli-Palestinian conflict “too divisive” to proceed, cancelling their Sep 24 exhibit “A Child’s View of Gaza.” The exhibit has already toured in the US and this is the first time a venue has pulled out.

So, don’t let your precious kiddies see the icky blood and scary boom boom in these drawings, unless, of course, they live in conflict areas and this is their life.