The Children

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Of all those Palestinians living a life under siege, the suffering of the children is arguably the greatest.

Childhood is meant to be a time of carefree happiness, love and laughter, shared with family and friends.  Yet an entire generation of Palestinian children is living a childhood marred with only death, trauma and terror.

They are the ones who live.

For those many, many innocent little ones who have become collateral damage in Israel's vendetta against the Palestinian people, we ask Allah to keep them safe and happy under the guardianship of Prophet Ibrahim (as).  And we ask Allah to grant patience to those parents who have lost their little ones and that Allah grants them comfort from knowing that their children are in the care of His khalil (intimate friend).  May Allah make these departed young ones a means for their parents to enter jannah.  May He re-unite them in His garden, a place where there is no horror, oppression or tyranny, only laughter, happiness and peace.  Aameen, thumma aameen.

I want to dedicate this page to some of Israel's youngest victims by posting their names and pictures.  InshaAllah I will post about one child at a time.  If we are not already adding our voices to those who call for an end to Israeli tyranny, what are we waiting for?  If your heart can view these pictures without feeling anything, regardless of who you are, then ask yourself if it is a heart you harbour in your chest or a rock.

Keep our beautiful children and their parents in your prayers.

Mohammad Naser Al-Bura'i, 5 months

Age: 5 months
Date of Death: Wed, 27-2-2008 in the evening
Place of Death: In his cradle
Weapon Type: A rocket by F16 military plane
Details of the last hours:
His father played with him, then his mother breast-fed him. She put him kindly in his cradle. The father bent over to kiss the chubby cheek of the five-month toddler. An hour later, a rocket fired by an Israeli F16 plane destroyed a building on the other side of the street. This resulted in demolishing the house over the baby. The baby was killed and his mother was injured. "I ran like crazy to Mohammad's cradle. He was motionless," the bereaved father recalled the heart-wrenching scene.
Naser rushed his bleeding baby to the hospital in the immediate vicinity but it was too late. "He was already dead. The Israelis killed this helpless innocent toddler," Naser said.
Other: Mohmmad came to this life after five long years of patience and impotency endured by his parents.  His parents planned to raise him carefully to be a good citizen in his country.

Mus'ad Abu Mu'attaq (1 years old) and siblings

Age: 1 Years Old
Date of murder: April 28, 2008.
Place of murder: Inside his house in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.
Weapon used: Tank shell.
Details of the last hours:
The family was having breakfast. An Israeli tank fired a shell at the one-storey Palestinian house. The bombing immediately killed Mus'ad and his three siblings whose ages ranged from 3 to 5 years old. They were identified as Hana', three, Rudeina, four, Saleh, five.
Their mother died of her critical wounds in hospital. Nine other people were wounded in the Israeli attack.


I do not want to miss out any children because of the fact that this page is limited in its space.  So instead of continuing to post the stories of individual child victims, I am going to post the link to these stories, the much needed Palestinian Holocaust Museum website (click to view).

It is important to remember that the stories on this site are only those of the families who have come forward. For every child whose story is represented, there are many, many more without representation.  Keep the children and their families in your prayers.
May Allah have mercy on them all, aameen.