The impact of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Palestinian children

6 Mar

Why does Israel get away with treating the Palestinians the way they do? The world’s people are largely unaware of the plight of the Palestinians. Check this book out, then please share widely: http://tinyurl.com/palestineforever

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By- Ruchi Nandu

Living in war-torn areas is a reality that many people face throughout the world (Qouta & El-Sarraj, 2004). Hundreds of thousands are affected every year, including the victims of the conflicts, their relatives and friends, disaster workers and eye witnesses. Palestinians are the largest group of refugees in the world, one in three refugees worldwide is a Palestinian. It is estimated that there are about 6.5 million Palestinian refugees in the world (Ministry of Health, 2005).

Out of the 4 million Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza, around 53% are children. They are among the victims of the ongoing violence, not only by being killed or injured by Israeli forces or internal armed groups, but also by being psychologically affected by acts of violence hitting them or their relatives and friends. The conflict has a severe impact on children’s possibilities to live a safe and…

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