The Youth - Mustafa, a 4-year-old Palestinian boy, lives a few blocks from our home in Beit Hanina. When I met him, he clutched a worn out, tan rag in one hand and cleaning product in the other. He told me he was cleaning his and his siblings’ strollers.
I asked him if I can snap a photo of him. He excitedly brushed the dirt off the steps of his home, plopped himself on the stairs and smiled.
I’ve noticed the youth here have these kind eyes, these gleaming smiles, this confidence despite many residing in conflicted and poverty-stricken areas, which leads them to having responsibilities at such young ages.