Witness To Palestine | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Witness To Palestine

As within most families, children can generally sense if their parents are feeling anxious or uneasy, no matter how much parents try to hide their feelings, naturally, out of a protective instinct that any loving parents have for their children. Little usually needs to be said in order for children to sense any stress or emotional pain a parent may be experiencing at any particular moment. In my family, the triggers for an elevated level of anxiety often came from news reports about unfolding events in Palestine.

My parents spoke very little about their lost childhood in Palestine. Perhaps they did so out of a protective instinct that any dedicated parent would exhibit. Perhaps because they were so busy trying to provide for their family in a foreign country that they had taken refuge in. In as much as parents look to protect their children, the children often grow up with a remarkable desire to reciprocate by protecting and providing comfort to their parents.