In pictures: Palestinian refugee children

June 27, 2006 at 10:46 pm (Uncategorized)

On Saturdays I sometimes do leafleting for the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign – this last Saturday was a bit different, because some of us were invited to meet a group of young Palestinian students. They were between the ages of 12 – 16 – a charitable cause had sponsored this group to come and visit England for 12 days.

Anyhow, we met them just in time, before they had to head back. They were still at the beach.. I could see that some of the students really wanted to stay, even when they were walking away – I could see of them leaning over the seafront barrier – looking back and having to be encouraged to rejoin the group to go to the train station.. this was not because they actually liked Brighton – but simply to stare at the sea for as long as possible – they had never actually ever seen the sea. This quite an experience for me to see – to say the least it really humbled me. I am just glad they were able to come when the British weather was at its best!

The UN have marked World Refugee Day, by exhibiting some images of Palestinian children. After 58 years – Palestinians make the worlds largest group of refugees.

Palestinian Refugee Children

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