HOW AN ELEVEN YEAR OLD PALESTINIAN GIRL SPENT MOTHER’S DAY
18 May 2019
This is how an 11-year old Palestinian child, Alaa Abu Zeid, spent mothers day: lying next to her mothers grave, holding onto a bouquet of flowers.
Alaa’s 7-month pregnant mother, her brother and 8 other members of her extended family were all killed when Israel bombed their home. Alaa herself was also injured, the flesh of her right leg was completely torn off. The severity of her injury led to an operation where a portion of her left leg was removed and placed on her right. According to the nurses, beyond the physical pain she endured, when she was left alone, she would cry uncontrollably for her mother, so they never left her alone (click here).
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