Son of Mousa Shawwa succumbed to his wounds

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A message from our country director of Palestine, Sandra Rasheed, on Karim’s death:

” Karim, son of our staff member, Mousa, who was killed by an Israeli airstrike, succumbed to his wounds a short time ago. Karim is just one of 13,450 children killed in the past five months of the war on Gaza. Since October, the number of Palestinian children killed is higher than the number of children killed within the past 4 years of global conflict. He is the latest child to not reach his next birthday. This hits particularly hard because I knew Karim. I high fived him when I visited.

He told me what he wanted to be when he grew up (a race car driver), and he hid shyly away from me when I asked him more questions. He was six…a mirror image of his father in looks, temperament and love for family. This is a tragedy on so many levels. We’ve lost thousands of children, who had mothers and fathers who loved them. They had dreams of becoming doctors, lawyers, teachers… race car drivers.

We should all hang our heads in shame that we have not been able to ensure a ceasefire. May they both rest in peace.”



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