Games, YouTube and hugs: How Gaza mothers calm terrified children amid war

A Palestinian boy watches news on his phone at his house in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza

Gaza City – As another Israeli air raid thundered, eight-year-old Pretty Abu-Ghazzah stood shell-shocked, while her five-year-old twin brothers rushed to their mother Esraa’s arms. Pretty’s youngest sibling, aged two, cried loudly. To escape the heavy bombardment in their neighbourhood of Deir el-Balah in the central Gaza Strip, Esraa brought her children to her in-laws’ … Read more