Letter to Rashid Abu Arreh

Dear Rashid,

You are only a mere 16 years of age, and I cannot even imagine what you went through in your life. To be from a place with so much aggression. That is not desirable, but it shapes you into a warrior, a hero, a brave soul. You have experienced such a time that will be remembered for the rest of history. You have passed on to the other side and I want you to know we have not forgot about you. You are now out of the state-sanctioned terrorism and are at peace. I hope you are reunited with ancestors and are doing everything in your power to stay positive. Life is all about your perspective and even when you pass you must keep your soul lit. You are noble. What kind of things did you like to do when you were on earth? Did you like to play soccer when things were in a better state? How many siblings did you have? I am sure your family misses you. It is my belief that your souls will reconnect one day and meet again so Rashid please do not be too sad. You are out of the horror. You are out of the resistance. Your life ended abruptly for a reason, maybe to protect you.  

“Some souls are too beautiful for this world and so they leave.” 

I feel as though you have made a large impact through your day-to-day engagements. 

Sending Love, 

Mikayla Campitelli

About Letters of Palestine:

Letters to Palestine is an initiative under the Lives for Literacy Palestine Project to showcase support and love for all those who suffered during the 2021 Israel-Palestine Conflict.

Published by livesforliteracy

A non-profit organization on a mission to ensure that youth everywhere have the opportunity to acquire literacy skills that help them reach their full potential academically and economically.

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