‘The Gaza Diamond’: drawings and wishes of Palestinian teenagers

In this study, the body of drawings and written wishes chosen from a drawing contest for Palestinian schoolchildren, provided data revealing a world of hopes, wishes and desires of Palestinian teenagers. Irrespective of the measure of regional exposure to the violent conflict, the political situation figures prominently in their wishes. Peace and statehood are dominant themes. While refugee children seem slightly more concerned by the political situation, children in the north of the West Bank region and in rural areas display less personal aspiration and more interest in material wealth.

Rabaia, Yoke; Nguyen-Gillham, Viet; Giacaman, Rita