The Second Palestinian Intifada: Social and Psychological Implications for Palestinian Women

Monday, January 1, 2001
Maha Abu- Dayyeh Shamas
Western Asia

For the past ten months, the Palestinian occupied territories have been engulfed in a bloody popular uprising against what seemed to be the perpetuation of Israel‟s hegemony and domination, as Israel has employed cruel and excessive military force against a largely defenceless Palestinian population. Over 500 civilians have been killed (including 25 women), a third of whom children. Meanwhile, over 16,000 people have been injured, with one out of every ten suffering permanent disabilities. It is estimated that at least 437 children have become permanently disabled as a result of injuries sustained during the Intifada.

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MahaShamas, The second Palestinian Intifada, 2001