In this paper the researcher investigated the long-term effects of war and occupation among Palestinian Basic School children in West Bank. The study sample was basic school students in West Bank; that consisted of 537 students; 242 (45%) were males and 295 (55%) were females and the mean of age in the sample was (14.8 ± 1.12). There were 341 (64%) of the students from villages and there were 196 (36%) students from cities. In addition, there were 268 (50%) in the eighth grade and 269 (50%) were in the ninth grade. The participants completed a Checklist of Traumatic Experiences (CTE), the study found that almost every Palestinian child of the sample had been exposed traumatic experiences (chronic trauma). There is more than 44% of the participants exposes at least to 11 traumatic experiences from the total 34 traumatic experiences; such as; (any of your friends, neighbors, or relatives been injured by the occupying forces, inhaling tear gas, any of your friends, neighbors, or relatives been killed by occupying forces, witnessed anyone being arrested by the occupying forces, and the occupied forces used your house, block, camp, or zone as a cordon). Also the study found that males are more exposed to traumatic experiences than females; moreover there were significant differences between grades; 9th grade students are more exposed to traumatic experiences than 8th grade, and there were significant differences between residences; students from villages are more exposed to traumatic experiences than cities. This study concluded that having a normal childhood in Palestine is unlikely in the current circumstances and the future psychological well being of Palestinian children is at risk of being compromised by on-going traumatic experiences
Exposure To Traumatic Experiences Among The Palestinian Students In The West Bank. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279766121_Exposure_To_Traumatic_Experiences_Among_The_Palestinian_Students_In_The_West_Bank [accessed May 25, 2017].