Silent wounds: The mental toll of war and siege on Gaza’s youth

17 Nov

Video by Huthifa Fayyad , Rakan Abed El Rahman, Middle East Eye, Gaza, 14 November 2020

“Teenager Montaser Bakr survived Israeli air strikes in 2014 that killed four boys from his family while they were playing on the beach.

Six years later, the trauma from that day still haunts him.

More than 80% of Gaza’s children struggle academically due to conflict-related stress, and 50% of them have no hope in a brighter future.”

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