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Abir Aramin’s Garden: a Safe Place to Grow

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I’m wordless. Breathless. Just read this:

Abir Aramin was walking home from school with her sister and two friends in the West Bank town of Anata on January 16th 2007 but never made it back to her family. On this day the Israeli Border Police jeep,parked outside the gates of the Anata girls’ school, opened fire at the 4 girls walking home. Abir was hit with a rubber bullet to the head and critically wounded. Abir Aramin was taken off life support after 3 days of struggling for her life. She was only 10 years old.

Responses to a condolence letter online written by Women of a Certain Age came from 58 countries and was addressed to her family.. The Rebuilding Alliance contacted Mr. Aramin, who asked that efforts to organize on behalf of Abir be directed to the children of Anata, in the hope that the world would help Combatants for Peace provide them with a safe place to play.

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Written by yishaym

September 6, 2007 at 10:27 pm

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