AMMAN — At Al-Jazeera Hospital in Amman, Fatima, 10, cried when she talked about what happened to her right eye, which is covered in bandages. Tears mixed with blood ran down her cheeks and onto her pillow.
“Don’t cry, sweetheart. You are so beautiful. Look at your new nail polish. Isn’t it lovely?” the nurse said. Fatima wiped away her tears, while the nurse continued whispering words of comfort in her ear.