Born in a genocide and died in a genocide. Rest in power albi. There are no words for this. Justice will prevail.
— Umar ibn al-Khattab
From Dublin to Gaza, children in solidarity.
Eid al-Fitr in Gaza
1. Palestinian children play on a mini Ferris wheel outside an United Nations school in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, on Monday at the beginning of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival that ends the monthlong fast of Ramadan. Photo Credits: Mahmud Hams/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
2. Palestinians in Gaza participate in Eid al-Fitr prayers at Al-Faruq Mosque, which was damaged a week ago by an Israeli military airstrike. Photo Credits: Abed Rahim Khatib/Pacific Press/Zuma Press
3. Children at the Shifa hospital in Gaza on the first day of Eid al-Fitr on Monday. Photo Credits: Mohammed Talatene/APA Images/Zuma Press
4. A Palestinian boy with his father at prayer on the first day of Eid al-Fitr in Gaza. The U.N. Security Council agreed on a statement Sunday urging Israel, Palestinians and Islamist Hamas militants to implement a humanitarian truce beyond Eid. Photo Credits: Ibrahim Khader/Pacific Press/Zuma Press
5. Displaced Palestinian women from Gaza’s Shujayia district make Eid cakes for their children at an UNRWA shelter in Sheikh Radwan, a district of Gaza City. Photo Credits: Momen Faiz/NurPhoto/Zuma Press
6. In Gaza, Muslims greet each other on the first day of Eid al-Fitr in UNRWA schools that serve as their refuge. Photo Credits: Ibrahim Khader/Pacific Press/Zuma Press
7. Displaced Palestinian boys buy sweets after the Eid al-Fitr prayer at a U.N. school in Jabalia. Photo Credits: Mohammed Abed/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
8. Displaced Palestinians on Monday attend Eid al-Fitr prayers in Gaza. Photo Credits: Ahmed Hjazy/Pacific Press/Zuma Press
9. Displaced Palestinians at a U.N. school in Gaza City on Monday. Photo Credits: Ezz Al-Zanoun/APA Images/Zuma Press
Photo source: WSJ
Maan News Agency | Published today (updated) 30/07/2014 11:16 Follow @MaanNewsAgency Displaced Palestinian children sleep on the ground on July 23, 2014
at a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Jabaliya
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Maybe Hamas gets weapons from Iran, maybe it doesn’t. Most probably, it doesn’t. But we all know where Israel gets its weapons from.
The first thing that comes to mind when I hear Rafeef Ziadeh’s famous “We teach life, sir" is the fact that we Palestinians teach love: love for ourselves, love for our land, love for our Creator, love for each other, and love for humanity.
And so I remind myself to make sure that my actions are fueled only by love. Amid all of the rubble and ash of occupation and genocidal ethnic cleansing, that is what Palestine has taught me.