The study also found that 70 percent of child residents of Sderot are suffering from at least one symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder in consequence of the shelling.
It found that 50 per cent of Sderot's children relive the trauma they've experienced, and 41 per cent are constantly on the alert, ready for danger, and made severely anxious by every little noise.
Twenty percent of Sderot's children suffer from all the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and 12 per cent have severe trouble functioning normally. Explains Professor Gelkopf:
"They stop playing, stop being interested in their surroundings, detach themselves from their friends and school. One of our newest and most interesting findings is that there is a connection between the symptoms that the parents experience and the ones their children experience."Read more: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4093281,00.html
Perhaps its time to emulate "peace campaigner" Rod Cox, the man behind the propagandistic exhibition of children's drawings from Gaza that has peregrinated its way around Britain over the past couple of years, working its insidious poison on adults and schoolchildren alike, and bring artwork depicting the sufferings of Israeli boys and girls before the general public.
Such artwork certainly exists: http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2007/Drawings+by+children+of+Sderot+21-May-2007.htm
Would the cathedrals and churches who've lent their halls for Rod Cox's exhibition, and the town council (I know of at least one) who made the most central eye-catching premises at its disposal available to him, accord the same courtesy to a display from Sderot? Alas, I wouldn't bet on it.
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