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Wake Up Palestine – House Demolition’s Impact on a Child’s Mind.

How Israel's House Demolition Policy Impacts Psychological Health of Palestinian Children.

Jerusalem24 – The demolition, destruction of buildings, and the displacement of the Palestinian population lead to catastrophic psychological problems for children and families.

According to studies by the Child Protection Center, 60% of the children who suffered from house demolitions had moderate psychological traumas, 33.3% had very severe ones, while nearly 80% suffered from moderate or severe symptoms of PTSD.

Organizations like Médecins du Monde-Spain (MDM), have been working in the occupied Palestinian territories for years. Providing direct support to Palestinian communities and health care facilities.

In this episode of Wake-Up Palestine, Rita Kahwaji talks about the effects of house demolitions on mental health; especially that of children. What MDM is doing to help, as well as the psychological implications and impact of a house demolition on a child’s psychology.

Mohammad Hamayel

Ramallah based journalist, Mohammad graduated from Al-Quds University with a B.A. in Media and Television. He has covered the 2015 Jerusalem Intifada as well as the Great March of Return for international media outlets. currently an editor/presenter at Jerusalem24. A UN alumni and a follower of global events and politics, especially American affairs.

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