This is a picture of Mariam as she prepares to visit her mother, Fadwa Hamada, who has been detained for more than 4 years in the occupation prisons, and is sentenced to 10 years.

Mariam was only a few months old when her mother was arrested by the Israeli forces. Instinctively, I find the picture of Mariam painful to look at. I am not anti-Semitic; I am against any state that oppresses another state. I am against any individual who oppresses anyone in any way.

I used the word instinctively, because it is natural for me to feel protective towards the young of any species. Children are being arrested and brutalised in Palestine. It is state-sponsored child abuse. I don’t give a flying fig-leaf if they threw a stone at an armoured car or a soldier, there is nothing anyone can say to me that justifies the oppression and cruelty to anyone, in any state, or any country.

4 thoughts on “Mariam – Palestine

  1. Huguette says:

    Respect to this statement and I couldn’t agree more! The face of this little girl actually says it all…What’s happening is awful and nothing on earth justifies this

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    1. Ronnie says:

      Thank you, Huguette.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. My husband lived in the Middle East and has taught me about the abuse you write about. It is good of you to post this.

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    1. Ronnie says:

      Thank you very much. The “information” that the MSM spouts about what is happening in Middle East countries, is far from reality.


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