What “Childhood” Looks Like In Gaza

For those of us fortunate enough to grow up in conflict-free zones, childhood consists primarily of sugary pleasantries and sandy playgrounds. The same cannot be said for children growing up in the crosshairs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Featured here is a Palestinian girl in Gaza City, wielding a Kalashnikov rifle amid Islamic Jihad militants.

In the latest burst of militarized conflict in Gaza, the Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights reports that over 500 children were killed, with UNICEF reporting the complete destruction of 22 schools and over 370,000 Gaza children in need of psychosocial aid.

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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