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This section contains writings by children and young people mainly on their daily lives, dreams sufferings, aggression and aspirations.
The last testimonies are the children writtings about their horrific experience during the Israeli aggression on Gaza. The pictures were illustrated separately, independent of the text.

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Jerusalem Tales The Children of Gaza & Jerusalem together in Creativity & Hope (Children’s Writings)

Thursday 5 August 2021 by Noor
IPBBY initiated a creative writing training for children in cooperation with Al Saraya Center for Community Services in Jerusalem. Many children were happy to write stories reflecting their reality. The stories were spontaneous and reflected their aspirations to have their voice reach the wider (...)


Stories by the Children of Jerusalem Illustrated by the children of Gaza “My big Dream” (Children’s Writings)

Wednesday 10 March 2021 by Noor
IPBBY initiated a creative writing training for children in cooperation with Al Saraya Center for Community Services in Jerusalem. Many children were happy to write stories reflecting their reality. The stories were spontaneous and reflected their aspirations to have their voice reach the wider (...)


The Key (Children’s Writings)

Thursday 21 January 2021 by Rania
Issa abu Siniemeh 16 years Ever since my grandfather built his house which overlooks the soul, he made the door big and put the nails with his own hands, the wood was a variety, one from the olive tree, another from the fig tree, and another from the almond tree, the door from an orange tree, (...)


The Tears of Return (Children’s Writings)

Thursday 21 January 2021 by Rania
Moustafa al Hissi 18 Years The First Tear When my father came running from the orange grove without shoes, on his face there were drops of sweat like little stars, he was calling my mother in a loud voice: come on gather the children, soldiers are everywhere, try to gather as much as you can (...)


I like Gaza and I do not know why (Children’s Writings)

Thursday 21 January 2021 by Rania
Rania Khaled Al Zaanin I like Gaza and its streets and houses I don’t know why… I am not a child looking for a game to entertain her childhood. Not a teenager who explodes in the first revolution of her feeling... not someone mad with no mind... not a rose seller who sells for lovers flowers (...)


Voices coming after me (Children’s Writings)

Thursday 21 January 2021 by Rania
Riham Wassif Al Zaanin I would get scared and confused when I hear a sudden loud voice like that of a sneeze or a door or screaming and the most thing that paralyses me is the sound of a shell, and unfortunately for me our house is close to the border, and I tremble when there is this (...)


Happy Day (Children’s Writings)

Thursday 21 January 2021 by Rania
Hanan Abu Loli 12 years I share my friend Amal in the brown wooden seat behind in the class, I am always before her in sitting next to the blue window which gives a view of the school square, I like sitting next to the window, my friend tried once to get before me by the window, I felt she (...)


Dark red (Children’s Writings)

Thursday 21 January 2021 by Rania
Ammar Hassan el Hissi 12 years Inside the grove of my grandfather everything is pretty, the open roses with their red and white colors under the olive trees and pomegranate, as if it is a beautiful piece of art, also inside this grove there is a tree which I do not know the real name of, but (...)


The Cane of the Orange Tree (Children’s Writings)

Thursday 21 January 2021 by Rania
Khitam Muhammad el Hissi 11 years My grandfather spends most of his time in the orange grove, watering the trees every morning and caring for it all the time. At noon my grandmother finishes preparing lunch, and puts it in the lunchbox, and tells us: this is your grandfather’s lunch; I go with (...)


Peace (Children’s Writings)

Thursday 21 January 2021 by Rania
They arrange competitions about peace No green olive branch in my country and no pigeons Our stories have many tears And our life is hanged to their rifles We desire death as a way to life So please tell me where is this Peace?


She is a Mother! (Children’s Writings)

Thursday 21 January 2021 by Rania
By Samar Mohammad She is a mother of this universe A strong mother like an enduring olive A mother who brings up men who build generations She raises the flag of freedom She faces bullets, tanks, and aggression In a night which has become a title for martyrdom She says goodbye to a son or (...)


A Star that does not extinguish (Children’s Writings)

Thursday 21 January 2021 by Rania
By Samar Yehia Mohammad Someday I will write on the forehead of life that it tried many times to steal my ambitions, my passion, my hope, it did not succeed because my insistence was greater the strength inside me was stronger than defeats and barriers, because I was born to find my (...)


Great Revolution (Children’s Writings)

Thursday 21 January 2021 by Rania
By Simar Mohammad (15 years) In the curves of this universe a woman exists with pain in her soul And on her heart a lot of scars And in the darkness of the night she cries her share from the world And in the coldness of the winter she calls her God She sheds tears and breathes anger She calls (...)


Until When (Children’s Writings)

Thursday 21 January 2021 by Rania
Until when will ye conscience remain asleep Till when will you stay lost in your dreams Until when will the poor complain his hunger to his God Until when will the orphan roam a street And not find a shelter Until when will Jerusalem remain crying Her children who were murdered under the (...)


IBBY Palestine Children’s Writings and Drawings in Corona Times (Children’s Writings)

Thursday 21 January 2021 by Rania
It is our pleasure to share with you the writings and drawings of the IBBY Palestine children in Corona times : https://www.ibby.org/ibby-worldwide/national-sections/national-sections/palestine


Stories by the Children of Jerusalem Illustrated by the children of Gaza "On love and Occupation" (Children’s Writings)

Monday 17 December 2018 by Noor
Malak Sayyed Ahmad 13 Years Nadia Khalil - 15years Love has Levels I was born in Jerusalem I like imagination and my imagination is very wide, it came to me out of my passion for reading. I read many books, stories and novels, among them the novel “the Remains of Mary’ and I connected it (...)


Stories by the Children of Jerusalem Illustrated by the children of Gaza Our Life in Jerusalem (Children’s Writings)

Monday 17 December 2018 by Noor
Hala Saleh -13 Years Riham al Zaaneen- 15 years My name is Hala, I was born in 2005, on a day of Eid el Fitr, it was at a late hour of the night. I like playing and to fun and my favorite color is rose. I live in Jerusalem, it is the most beautiful city in the world in my opinion. I will talk (...)


Stories by the Children of Jerusalem Illustrated by the children of Gaza The Oppressed Jerusalem (Children’s Writings)

Monday 17 December 2018 by Noor
Nasra Hamed- 13 years/ Jerusalem Mahaba Shrim 13 years/Gaza I write in these lines about Jerusalem, the precious Jerusalem and the closest place to our hearts. Yes and I speak of specific places in it and I mean the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in its spirituality and the beauty of its (...)


Stories by the Children of Jerusalem Illustrated by the children of Gaza My Favorite Child (Children’s Writings)

Monday 17 December 2018 by Noor
Hala Jaabari – 8 Years Imad Hissi & Hamza Abu Sinieh 13 years I live in Jerusalem, like a bird whose heart is full of sorrow, despite that no one can resist the joy of being in Jerusalem; so I promised myself to liberate Jerusalem at all costs, nothing will stop me, I will resist, and (...)


Stories by the Children of Jerusalem Illustrated by the children of Gaza Damascus Gate (Children’s Writings)

Monday 17 December 2018 by Noor
Hizar Ja’bari – 8 Years Minna Allah Hassan – 12 years I am Hizar. I am eight years old, I live in Jerusalem, and I will tell you my story. Let us begin: I like Damascus Gate because it has the market where fruits and vegetables are sold, the sweets I love, like the cake of the feast, and sesame (...)


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