Caledoniyya

On Lost Childhood in Palestine/Israel

A quick, yet poignant quip taken from Anton Shammas’ 1988 New York Review of Books piece, ‘A Stone’s Throw’:

“For twenty years now officially there has been no childhood in the West Bank and Gaza Strip …(A) ten-old boy shot by military forces is reported to be a ‘young man of  ten'”

In this conflict, childhood is one of the first victims.

It’s worth a thought.

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This entry was posted on October 21, 2010 by in Conflict Zones, Israel, Middle East, note-to-self, Palestine and tagged , , , .
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