Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak by Deborah Ellis collects 20 heart-wrenching interviews with children, from her travels through Israel and Palestine in the winter of 2002. After opening with the names of the 429 children killed in this conflict between September 2000 and March 2003, the book moves on to the words of such children as Gul, a 12-year-old Israeli boy, who says, ""I don't like it that I will have to join the army in a few years, but I don't have a choice.... I've never played soldiers.... Some kids like that sort of thing, but I don't. I prefer basketball."" .