Promise or Peril? The Status of Youth in Palestine

Submitted by [email protected] on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 13:36

Today, Palestinian youth comprise approximately 27 percent of the total population, and recent demographic trends indicate that, in the future, youth will constitute an ever increasing proportion of Palestinian society. As a result of the current reality in Palestine – primarily attributed to Israel’s brutal and longstanding occupation, but also related to internal division and societal norms – the reality of life for youth is beset by oppression, violence, and deprivation. However, this report does not intend to cast youth as victims; despite these hardships youth exhibit a resilience, commitment and drive that is perhaps more inspiring given the circumstances from which it has emerged.

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