What this 9-Year Old Palestinian Journalist Teaches Us


More than forty years ago, in a poignant written essay in The Nation, James Baldwin, American civil rights activist, wrote: “The children are always ours, every single one of them, all over the globe; and I am beginning to suspect that whoever is incapable of recognizing this may be incapable of morality.” Baldwin’s words remind us that children do not raise themselves, nor can they protect themselves. Even after leaving their mothers’ physical womb, they still yearn for its solace in the outside world; a longing that shapes their every interaction with the world. Through every child’s eyes, we see the memory of our own mother’s embrace, and in that shared vulnerability, we vow to build an invisible womb, a safer world, for every child. Around 160 children are killed every day in Gaza, which means one is killed every 10 minutes. The safety that many of these Palestinian children achingly yearn and search for is no longer to be found. For some, however, their safetly lies in the power of their voices, reaching out to connect with the world and share their stories of resilience. Nicknamed “the youngest war…

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