Don’t cry for me. Cry for yourselves.

Sam Bahour
7 min readMay 12

The voice of a Palestinian child in Gaza, taken from this world by Israel — “the only democracy in the Middle East”.

Note: This was written in 2014, a decade after Iman Darweesh Al Hams was murdered by an Israeli soldier in Gaza and after Israeli courts cleared the solider who killed her from any wrongdoing. Today, as I watch more Gazan children killed by the Israeli killing machine, I remembered