I met Hamdan in 2012 at the Al Amal Institute for Orphans.
He crept into my heart and has stayed there ever since with his shy smile and his cloak of sadness.
I look at the sun touching his eyes in this photo and I know I would do anything in my power to save him from any more pain or terror. I would stand between him and Israel if I could.
.I can then only imagine how mothers in Gaza must feel about their little ones as they scream in fear and whimper in horror at the sights they are being forced to see. The sense of impotence and rage mingling in shards of agonizing grief that pierce the heart time and time again.
A mother is the centre of a childs world and when that centre is rocked and torn..where then do they find shelter?