[News] 91% of Gaza Children Traumatized after Israel's Last Offensive

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91% of Gaza Children Traumatized after Israel's Last Offensive
July 3, 2021
Palestinian girl in Gaza joins funeral of her brother, Mahmoud Talaba, 15
who was killed in Israeli strike at the Zaytoun neighborhood. (Photo:
Mahmoud Ajjour, the Palestine Chronicle)

Nine out of ten children in the Gaza Strip currently suffer some form of
conflict-related trauma after the Israeli military attack ended over a
month ago, according to the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor
(Euro-Med Monitor).

A human rights report published on Friday revealed that 91 percent of
children in the Gaza Strip had suffered psychological trauma following the
latest Israeli aggression last May.

In addition to more than 260 martyrs claimed by the aggression, including
entire families, hundreds were injured, thousands of homes were completely
and partially destroyed, and drastic damage to the economy and
infrastructure was done during the 11-day aggression.

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor released a report entitled ‘One
War Older’ on Saturday that highlighted the level of trauma amongst women
and children in Gaza after the attack.

Around 50 percent of the population of the Gaza Strip – more than two
million people – are children under the age of 15, and 49 percent are women.

The report pointed out that during the recent war against Gaza between May
10-21, the Israeli forces carried out disproportionate attacks against
densely-populated residential neighbourhoods with a majority population of
children and women (75 per cent).

Terrified and traumatized Palestinian women and children scream in fear
after Israeli warplanes bombed a residential building in Gaza today.
pic.twitter.com/3hserYBmZ9 <https://t.co/3hserYBmZ9>

— CJ Werleman (@cjwerleman) May 11, 2021

In addition to the large numbers of fatalities and injuries among children
and women, the Euro-Med Monitor disclosed that 241 children lost one or
both parents as a result of the bombing, around 5,400 children lost their
homes, and 42,000 children had their homes partially damaged.

Sixty-six children were killed in the Israeli bombing of Gaza across 11
days, while 470 children and 310 women were injured.

The report comes after more than five weeks of field research conducted by
Euro-Med Monitor’s team, which documented hundreds of cases of direct
targeting against civilian homes housing large numbers of women and

Around 72,000 children were displaced to UNRWA schools or relatives’ homes
during the Israeli attack, while more than 4,000 children currently remain
displaced, according to the Euro-Med Monitor.

*(MEMO, PC, Social Media)*

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