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PERSPECTIVE/VIEWPOINT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 112-120

Continuous Traumatic Stress in Palestine: The Psychological Effects of the Occupation and Chronic Warfare on Palestinian Children


Adjunct Professor at Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley Psychologist, Hyde Street Community Services, San Francisco, California, US

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Iman Farajallah
P.O. Box 3624, Santa Clara California, 95055
US
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/wsp.wsp_26_22

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For more than 70 years, the children of Palestine have experienced increasing levels of war trauma due to the ongoing conflicts with Israel. These children have been subjected to danger and violence to such an extent that it has created a societal underclass that has become the focus of research to determine the psychological impact of near-constant war. This article examines the growing body of literature devoted to analyzing how war and postwar trauma in children, specifically the children of Palestine, reveals a modern-day tragedy of epic proportions. The article presents the continuous traumatic stress in Palestine and the psychological effects of the occupation and chronic warfare on Palestinian children through the victims' war trauma experiences.


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