Monday, December 17, 2007

'93% of Palestinian kids suffer domestic violence'

Ahead of International Children's Day, New Family - an organization that promotes family rights - reported unnerving statistics on Sunday in its annual 2007 report on domestic violence in Palestinian families.

According to statistics gathered from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics and the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion (PCPO), 93.3 percent of Palestinian children have experienced domestic violence, amounting to 1,950,739 children - 953,950 of whom are girls.


I do find it a bit odd that the author of this article seems to blame Israel for Palestinian mothers not knowing where their sons go and she also seems to blame Israel for the incidence of domestic violence in Palestinian homes.

I think the author ought to have included in her story this information about Palestinian child abuse. But, after all, a picture is worth a thousand words so maybe she ought to have viewed this slideshow of what Palestinians do to their children.

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