While visiting her father at work seven year old Jessica Safar was caught in fighting and hit by shrapnel from a bullet fired by Israeli soldiers. She was finally allowed through a closed Israeli checkpoint to reach the hospital, but lost the sight in one eye.
At first Jessica found it very hard to accept what happened. When she was allowed home she removed the eye from her favourite doll, saying: ‘like me, like her.’
This image was the foundation for Christian Aid’s most successful ever Christmas appeal.