Category Archives: English

2012 Monograph on the Psychological Effects of Political Violence on Israeli and Palestinian Adolescents

In November 2012, New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief Jodi Rudoren visited the Gaza Strip during a devastating Israeli bombardment. During her trip, Rudoren posted an assessment of the psychological effects of the Israeli attacks on Gazan citizens. She wrote: “[W]hile death … Continue reading

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“Five Broken Cameras” and Israeli Youth

In June 2012, Born Equal reviewed the Palestinian documentary film Five Broken Cameras, which documents anti-occupation protests in the West Bank village of Bil’in. The film’s directors, Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, chose to spotlight local children’s experiences of the community’s conflict with … Continue reading

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Israeli and Palestinian Musicians Explore Psychological Effects of Occupation on Israeli Soldiers

For years, Israeli mental-health professionals and non-governmental organizations (notably Breaking the Silence) have observed that military service in the West Bank often accustoms young Israelis to violence and drives them to dehumanize Palestinians. In fall 2012, both Israeli and Palestinian … Continue reading

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“When the Boys Return”: 2013 Documentary by Al-Jazeera English

In fall 2011, filmmaker Tone Anderson spent four months in the West Bank researching the arrest and detention of Palestinian children by Israeli security forces. In January 2013, Al-Jazeera English released Anderson’s fifty minute documentary “When the Boys Return,” which … Continue reading

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News Roundup: Israeli State Violence Against Palestinian Children in the West Bank, Fall-Winter 2012

Over the fall of 2012, Israeli security forces committed acts of violence against a number of Palestinian children in the West Bank. This post reviews some of the best-documented of these incidents. On 12 December 2012, a 19 year-old Israeli … Continue reading

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Israeli Violence Against Palestinian Women and Children: Joint Report by DCI-Palestine and WCLAC

An October 2012 report by the Palestine Section of Defense for Children International and the Palestinian human rights NGO Women’s Center for Legal Aid and Counseling explores the relationship between Israeli military abuses of Palestinian women and children and the … Continue reading

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Formerly Detained Palestinian Children Animate Their Lives

In summer 2011, two groups of formally incarcerated Palestinian children produced short animated videos through a post-trauma rehabilitation program run jointly by the East Jerusalem YMCA and Save the Children Sweden. The children drew and narrated the clips, which narrate … Continue reading

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