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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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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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Exposure to Violence and its Effects on Israeli and Palestinian Children: Scholarly Analysis

Between 2007 and 2010, a team of researchers from Israel, Palestine, and the United States conducted three waves of interviews with children and families living in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. Researchers evaluated the degree of the … Continue reading

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Public Education for Palestinian Children in East Jerusalem: August 2012

An August 2012 report on public education in the Palestinian sectors in East Jerusalem, jointly authored by Ir Amim [‘Ir ‘Amim] and the Association for Civil Rights in Israel documents a disturbing shortage of school facilities and materials for Palestinian … Continue reading

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The Wall and Access to Education in Abu Dis

A moving article at unicef.org describes the struggle of teachers and students in the Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis to travel to their preschool on the other side of the separation wall. The piece describes one teacher’s daily routine of … Continue reading

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Availability of Education for Palestinian Child Prisoners: 2010 Report by Addameer

In spring 2012, a fact-finding mission of British lawyers and jurists met with judges from Israel’s West Bank military courts to study the treatment of Palestinian children in the military justice system. During the conversation, the Israeli judges claimed that … Continue reading

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Two Reflections on the Suffering of Palestinian Children at OpenZion

In a pair of articles on OpenZion, Emily L. Hauser reflects on Palestinian children’s experience of the ongoing conflict. In the first piece, Hauser rattles off a disturbing set of statistics: the number of Palestinian children who Israeli forces have detained, … Continue reading

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