It’s always very depressing to read headlines like “10 Children Killed in double blasts in Syria“. Innocent children were killed when double bomb blasts hit an area very close to their Primary School in Homs, Syria. Among the 19 people that lost their lives, 10 where children. This is tremendously sad. In my opinion, no matter what you are or what cause you are fighting for, you must respect the fact that Children are Children! They are vulnerable and must be protected. Why would anyone want to attack innocent children? What’s the gain? What’s the sense in it? This was the exact reason why I lashed out at Israel when so many children were being killed by Israeli airstrikes during the Israel-Gaza conflict.
I’ve always maintained that its the children who suffer the most during crises and conflict. Its painful and annoying to me that nothing much is being done to protect our children. I expressed by anger and grief in one of my blog posts, “No to Killing of Children during Conflicts“.