Children of Sheikh Jarrah

And a whoman who held a babe against her bosom said,
– Speak to us of children!

And he said:
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of to-narrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the Archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

Children of Sheikh Jarrah Gallery

A young palestinian girl amongst protestors in Sheik Jarrah. 09/04/2010

Young Palestinian girl protesting in Sheik Jarrah. 18/06/2010

Palestinian boy in Sheik Jarrah. 09/04/2010

Palestinian boy taunting policemen in Sheik Jarrah. 09/04/2010

Young boys taunt policeman with the sign of victory. 09/04/2010

Protestors in Sheik Jarrah. 18/06/2010

Palestinian boy in costume uniform at demonstration in Sheik Jarrah. 18/06/2010

Protestor in Sheik Jarrah. 18/06/2010

Protesting Palestinian girl in Sheik Jarrah. 18/06/2010

Bike rider during protest in Sheik Jarrah. 18/06/2010

Tommy Sands performs in Sheikh Jarrah During the Weekly Demonstration. 18/06/2010

Palestinian boy wondering about an Israeli flag in Sheikh Jarrah. 29/01/2010

Young boys taunt policeman with the sign of victory. 09/04/2010

Protestors in Sheik Jarrah. 09/04/2010

A small girl observes policemen. 09/04/2010

A Palestinian boy observes protesters in Sheikh Jarrah. 29/01/2010

Weekly demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah. 29/01/2010

Weekly demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah. 29/01/2010

Weekly demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah. 29/01/2010

Children at demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah. 11/12/2009

Palestinian boy at demonstration in Sheikh Jarrah. 11/12/2009

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