The 10-Year-Old Boy Who Has Become the Face of Starvation in Gaza

March 09, 2024

In one of a series of news photographs of the boy, Yazan Kafarneh, taken with his family’s permission as he struggled for his life, his long-lashed eyes stare out, unfocused. The pictures of Yazan circulating on social media have quickly made him the face of starvation in Gaza. “Day after day, I saw my son getting weaker,” said his father, Shareef Kafarneh, a 31-year-old taxi driver from Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza. Mr. Kafarneh said the cause of his son’s death was no mystery. “The medicines and supplementary foods weren’t available at all.”The post The 10-Year-Old Boy Who Has Become the Face of Starvation in Gaza appeared first on New York Times.