MY JEWISH MOTHER, MY PALESTINIAN FATHER AND A FAMILY TORN APART BY CLAIRE HAJAJ

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Deanne & Mahmoud Hajaj Honeymoon 1969_CHajaj Bridging the gap: The writer's parents Deanne and Mahmoud Hajaj, on honeymoon in Israel in 1969. Courtesy of Claire Hajaj Deanne & Mahmoud Hajaj Honeymoon 1969_CHajaj
Bridging the gap: The writer’s parents Deanne and Mahmoud Hajaj, on honeymoon in Israel in 1969. Courtesy of Claire Hajaj

A friend of mine has just witnessed the silent death of a little girl in one of Gaza’s frantic ­emergency rooms. She had no parents beside her, no name to humanise her. She spoke no word and made no plea. Her eyes focused steadily on the ceiling, oblivious to the desperate and heroic efforts around her. And then she was gone – another anonymous body hidden under a white sheet.

Who was she and why did she die? The Gaza story currently circulating on Twitter and Facebook gives two opposing answers. The first labels her a human shield for Hamas, a pawn in their terrorist machinations to undermine Israel’s security, kill its citizens and destroy its international standing. The second calls her a martyr…

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