‘He is resisting a cold’ is a phrase you typically hear as the snowfalkes nip at your nose in the heart of winter. But n Palestine it is a different sort of resistance that is at the core of the survival of a corageous Palestinian population.

The picture is that of a boy, likely no more than 3 years old, surrounded only by muzzles of machine guns- but there is something more powerful than guns here : his defiance.

Israel wages an asymetric warfare against a population whose only crime is being Palestinian. To call this tragic is a belitteling of the plight of the populous. Yet, Im heartened: it is that defiance that will carry a corageous people through.

Look at that little boy and understand ‘we have nothing to fear but fear itself’ in a new light.

Look. Understand. Pray.


About Amr Khalifa

An analyst, a political comentator on the uber complex Egyptian and MENA scene. I may not have every answer but I know the questions to ask. When not publishing in Ahram Online, Mada Masr, Daily News Egypt and Muftah I love the dynamic of the short story. If you adore the written word you have come to the right place. Pull up a chair and join me for a cup of literary tea.
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