Terror in the Holy Land: Inside the Anguish of the by Judy Kuriansky

By Judy Kuriansky

Israelis and Palestinians were stuck in what turns out a ceaselessly warfare with regimen terror within the promised land for greater than a hundred years. This publication is the 1st to compile statement and anguished own insights from humans on either side of the conflict. Readers get a private glance at—and a clearer, extra nuanced realizing of—the mental trauma that's universal for males, girls and kids there. Psychologists within the areas, in addition to students from throughout disciplines, inform their own tales, interwoven with educational reflections on very important concerns fueling the clash comparable to humiliation, revenge, hate, and the necessity for a native land and identity.

Readers are introduced face-to-face with arguable concerns, just like the mental effect of Israel's Separation Wall, and particular views, together with the tales of 8 Palestinian woman martyrs, the insights of a tender scholar aiding to save lots of blasted our bodies after the bombing of a bus, the compassion of a Jewish healthcare professional treating suicide bombers, the taking into account a Jidhadist lady raised to hate Jews yet now operating for peace with Israelis, and a physician bringing jointly Palestinians and Israelis utilizing meditation to discover peace.

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Hanadi watched helplessly as he lay bleeding on the floor, was dragged outside, and shot again at close range. After her brother’s death, Hanadi became more religious, reading the Koran morning to evening.  . The murderer will yet pay the price and we will not be the only ones who are crying” (Levy-Barzilai, 2003). It is most likely that members from Islamic Jihad, with whom her brother was reportedly associated, made contact with her during their visit to the mourning family’s home. In the weeks before her death, Hanadi made repeated trips to the Salem checkpoint to request a visa to take her ailing father for treatment at Rambam Medical Center but was denied because of her family ties to Islamic Jihad activists, further fueling her frustration and hatred and pushing her over the edge.

This is what is going on with the Palestinians. Israel has become a useful enemy to blame when attention should be on improving the lives of the Palestinian people. Israel is not perfect. But when my brother collapsed and was given a three percent chance to live, he was taken to Hadassah University Hospital, and the Jewish doctors saved his life; they treated the son of a jihad. In that time of health crisis, an Arab could trust Jews. Other countries are afraid to speak freely about their own leaders and culture and to pressure the Arab world to pressure Palestinians to end terrorism and live in peace.

Moreover, the poorer parenting that children experience, the more they suffer from high neuroticism and low self-esteem (Punamaki, Qouta, & El Sarraj, 1997). Cultural Attitudes and Mental Health For Palestinians, as with people in many developing countries, physical problems (like infant mortality) are more pressing than mental illnesses, but any comprehensive health service plan must also consider mental health needs. As in many developing countries, however, efforts to provide mental health ser- 36 Terror in the Holy Land vices are hampered by the prevailing attitudes that view mental illness as a stigma or something to fear (Al-Issa, 1995; World Health Organization, 1984).

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