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Palestine: Robbed of a Childhood

Gazan blogger Ayman Quader describes the plight of children who are forced to work because of the desperate economic situation in the Gaza Strip: “It is true that Palestinians have honed a collective resilience in the face of historic hardships. But this strength should not be sentimentalized. Children, who remain exquisitely sensitive to their circumstances and surroundings, need a healthy environment in which to develop and thrive, explore and play, hope and dream. The captivity imposed by the siege has robbed them of this freedom.”

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  • Dan

    I agree. These children have been robbed of their childhood. But, not by Israel, by HAMAS! Millions upon millions of dollars in aid is let into Gaza, yet where does it all go? Hamas. They are stealing relief money and using it to make qassam rockets to shoot at Israeli citizens. The Israelis would love nothing more than to live peacefully with the Palestinians, despite what you may think. Hamas is ruining it for everybody. They are purposely making life for Gazans difficult so out of desperation they will support their radical terrorist cause.

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