Tayma Fteiheh is thirteen and dreams of becoming a rapper. She’s the star of this terrific video short produced by Defence for Children International – Palestine Section (DCI).
All the houses in Tayma’s Jerusalem neighborhood are threatened with demolition so Jewish settlers can seize the land.
There has recently been a spike in Israel’s policy of destroying Palestinian homes, a practice Human Rights Watch says “raises war crimes concerns.”
Tayma gives us a tour and talks about what life is like in her area for children like her, threatened constantly with violence from occupation forces and settlers.
There is also a great scene of Tayma and other children working on rap songs together with Tamer Nafar of DAM.
My favorite line: “We hang our towels on our shoulders, they hang their machine guns on theirs.” more