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The complexity of Palestinian children’s perspective on the borders of Palestine is embedded within the historical change of the region. Palestine’s borders have been consistently contested for the last century, with Palestinian people having little to no input in the process. Global politics continue to complicate the geographic and political boundaries of Palestine today. To understand Palestinian children’s conceptions of borders, it is important to place Palestine into a larger historical context. This entry provides a historical account of how Palestinian borders have been altered as a direct result of colonization. It then discusses Palestinian children’s construction of the borders in relation to their own daily realities under occupation.

Colonization: Defining Palestinian Borders

After World War I, Britain and France drew the contemporary borders of countries in ...

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