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Why Israeli Settlers Are Targeting Palestinian Kids’ Playgrounds

‘Targeting our kid’s play space is so disturbing': When violent settlers pick on Palestinian children in the West Bank village of Susya, backed by the Israeli army, it’s part of a larger strategy of intimidation and dispossession

 Ali Awad
Ali Awad
 Ali Awad
Ali Awad

"'I need a place to play, Dad,' my seven-year-old daughter, Daliah, tells me. When my kids see the playgrounds built for the settlers’ kids, they have a hundred questions. They ask why I can’t build them the same kind of playground," Nasser Nawaja, a resident of Susya and a field researcher for the Israeli human rights group B'Tselem in the South Hebron Hills, tells me.

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