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'The Impact of the Middle East Conflict on Palestinian Children'

A talk and short video by Prof. Adah Kay, City University, London, and worker with Defence for Children International (Palestine Section)

Tuesday 26th October, 1.00pm

Room 302, Peter Froggatt Centre, Queens University, main building, Belfast


Queens University Friends of Palestine and the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC)

Adah is the daughter of Jewish refugees. Since 1967 she has opposed the Israeli occupation. Some years ago she and her husband decided to go and live in the West Bank to see how they could contribute more directly.

They went in 2002 when Adah volunteered with Defence for Children International (Palestine Section) and co-wrote Stolen Youth - on Palestinian child prisoners. Adah now divides her time between the UK and the West Bank. She spends much of her time in the West Bank doing research, writing and working with children's NGOs.

Adah Kay, co-author of Stolen Youth - The politics of Israel's Detention of Palestinian Children - will speak about Palestinian children including child prisoners and the effects of the Israeli occupation of Palestine on them.

Stolen Youth is the first book to explore Israel's incarceration of Palestinian children. Based on first-hand information from international human rights groups and NGO workers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, it also features interviews with children who have been imprisoned. The result is a disturbing and often shocking account of the abuses that are being carried out by Israel, and that have been widely documented by human rights groups such as Amnesty International, but have never been addressed by the international community.

The book presents a critical analysis of the international legal framework and the UN system, arguing that a major failure of these institutions is their appeal to neutrality while ignoring the reality of power. The book offers an explanation for these failures by locating the issue of Palestinian child prisoners within the framework of the Israeli overall system of control as a long-term political strategy.

Adah trained as a social anthropologist and urban planner. She is currently Visiting Professor in the Centre for Charity Effectiveness, City University London. Between 1978-86 she was Senior Research Fellow and co Director of the Housing Research Group at the City University and then for ten years was Chief Executive of Family Service Units, a national UK NGO that works with families and children.



















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Queens University Friends of Palestine and the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC)

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