A Traumatizing Generation: My sister Raghad, who is eight years old, experienced two wars on Gaza during her very short lifetime. In winter 2008-2009, Israel launched a brutal aggression on Gaza which lasted for 23 days of sleepless nights. Raghad was just four years old and did not understand what was going on around her. In November 2012, 4 years later, it was the second round of the Israeli onslaught of Gaza. I talked to Raghad today over skype and she told me that she anticipates that a 3rd round will be in 2016. I was devastatingly shocked how she calculated the years given her young age. War is traumatizing for anybody, but it’s especially devastating for children born and caught in a war zone like in Gaza. Children are always the one who bear no responsibility for the violence, but reap the worst consequences.
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