As an 8-year-old, Maryam Mirzakhani used to tell herself stories about the exploits of a remarkable girl. Every night at bedtime, her heroine would become mayor, travel the world or fulfill some other grand destiny.
Rahed Taysir al-Hom headed northern Gaza’s only bomb disposal unit. He spoke to the Guardian just days before he was killed by a 500kg explosive
This reminded me of a powerful short I watched at last years Palestinian Film Festival. The film was called “Ismail” by Ana Moreno. I can’t find the film for the life of me but if you are able to, please watch it.