This beautiful little girl was giving out sweets to everyone waiting for jummah, Friday prayer. I got a coffee flavoured one! This was a recurrent theme; strangers giving food to strangers, strangers giving Salaam (greetings of peace) to strangers, strangers talking to strangers- whilst never ever feeling like a stranger. In Palestine, everyone is family. Who needs to speak a common verbal language when there are smiles? This little girl’s smile is muted, subdued. Despite the sunshine, despite the sweets, the occupation persists. Yet she is giving out sweets to strangers. She exists. Through her existence, through her sweets, she is resistance.
Jummah at Al-Aqsa | 22.7.16

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