Children and War

Lullaby For Pilots

Yonatan Shapiro Yonatan Shapira was born on an Israeli military base the year before his father flew fighter jets in the October War of 1973. Thirty years later, twelve of them spent as an air force pilot himself, Shapira rejected the military. In 2003, he wrote a letter, pledging not to fly over the occupied … Continue reading Lullaby For Pilots

As Conditions Worsen In Gaza, Residents Ask: ‘Where Have All The Activists Gone?’

I have always thought that those who resort to violence or those who go as far as exploding themselves are sick and inhuman. But now I know how it feels to have nothing to lose but your worthless life. I know how it feels to be so desperate that you literally cry from disappointment when … Continue reading As Conditions Worsen In Gaza, Residents Ask: ‘Where Have All The Activists Gone?’

7Hills Skatepark In Jordan: Creative Repair For Middle East Youth

Project Vision 7Hills seeks to provide under-served youth in Jordan with an accessible outlet for socializing and physical activity, and support and expand the existing Jordanian skateboarding community, by constructing a free of charge, community-built skatepark in the city center of Amman. Background Skateboarding made its way to Jordan in 2002 and has since developed … Continue reading 7Hills Skatepark In Jordan: Creative Repair For Middle East Youth

Stop Violent Intervention In Iraq and Syria

Updated to include Syria September 11, 2014 Take Action Today! Sing the Petition Below! Please become a signatory on this letter opposing violent intervention in Iraq and Syria. Those of us who are lucky in living elsewhere should not be inhibited from thinking about them. Victims painfully narrated their experiences so that we may understand. … Continue reading Stop Violent Intervention In Iraq and Syria

Kali Rubaii's Urgent Request: Medical Support For Internally Displaced Iraqis

Dear Friends, I am writing from Jordan (heading to Northern Iraq this week) with an urgent request for support. Below that request, you will find a more detailed update of our work over the past year. Urgent Request: Please feel free to forward to your friends. Our medical contacts in Iraq have issued an urgent … Continue reading Kali Rubaii's Urgent Request: Medical Support For Internally Displaced Iraqis

Pray For Palestine

Post by Hira Yılmaz. WE WILL NOT GO DOWN (Song for Gaza) A blinding flash of white light Lit up the sky over Gaza tonight People running for cover Not knowing whether they’re dead or alive They came with their tanks and their planes With ravaging fiery flames And nothing remains Just a voice rising … Continue reading Pray For Palestine

UNRWA Strongly Condemns Israeli Shelling of Its School in Gaza as a Serious Violation of International Law

Statement by UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl Jerusalem Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a UN designated shelter in Gaza. Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the world stands disgraced. … Continue reading UNRWA Strongly Condemns Israeli Shelling of Its School in Gaza as a Serious Violation of International Law

Cellphone Video Captures Gaza Civilian Reportedly Shot And Killed By Sniper

VICE news is on the ground reporting from Gaza and Israel. Watch here. A video emerged Monday that is described as showing a Palestinian man repeatedly shot and ultimately killed by a sniper while he searched for his family in the devastated neighborhood of Shujaiyeh. The man, wearing a green shirt and black pants, was … Continue reading Cellphone Video Captures Gaza Civilian Reportedly Shot And Killed By Sniper