Ode to the Palestinian Child


Have you ever read about an accident where a child was involved and died, and it was almost impossible to get rid of that sad feeling afterwards?

“I believe the children are our future”

Children are not supposed to die. Neither are they supposed to go through trauma, and when we see TV reports of war and horror, most of us try to protect our children, provide them with some sort of filter. The news anchor usually tells us if the images to be shown are too harsh for just anyone to see.
TV images. Our children here in Norway, most of us try to protect them from the most horrifying images of suffering or dead children, on TV, in the papers, on the internet. When it is inevitable that they do see and hear things, we talk to them, explain to them that they are safe. There is even…

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