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October 01, 2002

Arab Maternal Instincts

Palestinian mother helps daughter into new fall outfit.

I remember Hanan Ashrawi, I believe, on one of the news shows asking the rhetorical question "Do you think we do not love our children as much as other people?". The answer to the question she did not really want to hear answered is yes, it is a fair statement to say that many palestinians (if not the majority, since the majority supports suicide bombings, sometimes carried out by minors) (also, see report below about pals trying to increase children casualties) and arabs do not 'love' their children as much as western people. Also, to some extent children are looked at as objects in these countries and children, relatives and spouses are generally not related to with Western concepts of 'love'.