art and words dedicated to the children of Palestine

Letters for Palestinian childhoods

Letters for Palestinian childhoods is an exhibition of letters, poems, and artwork dedicated to the children of Palestine – currently online and soon to be a travelling exhibition. It aims to counter dehumanising narratives about Palestinians, showing solidarity by attending to the names, stories, experiences, dreams, and struggles of Palestinian children and the actions of the Western-backed Israeli state which are so violently shaping their lives.

December 18, 2023

Por los niños palestinos

For Palestinian children

Hi I’m Maria, a girl who of course is not as brave as you, a girl who can’t imagine what you are going through. A girl who has never heard a bomb hit the ground, a girl who has never seen a dead body. A girl who supports you and doesn’t understand why a child like me has to live like this.

This is what I would say to a Palestinian child, but now I am not writing to them, I am writing to you, those of you who can do something for them, for him, for her, for their family, their school, their hospital, in short, children who have never done anything to deserve what is happening to them. Imagine that it is you or your children who are suffering this massacre, so stop looking the other way and help them. Please no more bombs on Palestinian children.

María Martín Sánchez, 11 años (Spain)

Paz para Palestina / Peace for Palestine

unnamed artist (Spain)