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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Background

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The decline in the wellbeing and quality of life of Palestinian children in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) over the past two years has been rapid and profound. This is directly linked to the violence and mobility restrictions children experience daily, including death and injury to family and friends, damage to their property, and the frustration and poverty they sustain through stifling closures, curfews and home confinement. Children are paying a heavy and disproportionate price for this conflict - many with their lives. More than 500 children have been killed since the beginning of the Intifada, 448 Palestinian and 92 Israeli children, and more than 9,000 Palestinian children have been injured with several hundred now living with permanent disabilities.

 

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