Camps Breakerz Send Messages Through Dance

By ADRIAN TORRES, age 9 In 2003, Mohammed Ghraiz established Camps Breakerz in Gaza’s Nusairat refugee camp in occupied Palestine. PHOTO: Michalis Karagiannis & Camps Breakerz More than six months after the end of the summer 2014 bombardment of the Gaza Strip by...

Childhood Under Attack in Gaza

By KATIE SCHLECHTER, IndyKids Staff After the strikes in 2009, Gaza Community Mental Health Programme (GCMHP) found that 75 percent of kids older than six showed one or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. PHOTO: andlun1/Flickr On August 26, 2014, the...

Meet Sarah from Palestine

PHOTO: The Freedom Theatre Name: Sarah Mohammad Moawya Age: 6 years Lives In: Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. Languages Spoken: Arabic, English Parents’ Jobs: Her mother works for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and her father works at...

Palestine Urges Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11 Communities living in the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank have been living under Israeli military occupation since 1967. PHOTO: Kashfi Halford In 2005, Palestinian organizations started the Boycott, Divestment and...

Gaza-Bound Aid Boats Attacked

According to the United Nations, Israel’s strict four-year blockade on Gaza has caused a “humanitarian crisis.” Israel says the blockade is to protect its citizens from attacks by people in Gaza. PHOTO: Suhair Karam/IRIN By PEDRO LAHOZ WOLFE Gaza, which is...