IN MEMORY: SHAYMA KHALIL & SHAYMA QANAN
Shayma Sheikh Khalil, 5 days old, was born prematurely via caesarian section on July 26, 2014, 10 minutes after her mother died from wounds in an Israeli airstrike. Shayma was referred to as a “miracle baby” for surviving. However, baby Shayma died on July 30, 2014 when her incubator shut off, when Israeli forces attacked power plants in Gaza causing a power outage.
Oh rascal children of Gaza. You who constantly disturbed me with your screams under my window. You who filled every morning with rush and chaos. You who broke my vase and stole the lonely flower on my balcony. Come back, and scream as you want and break all the vases. Steal all the flowers. Come back..Just come back..
Khaled Juma, a Palestinian poet from Gaza. (via nowinexile)