You might think that adults, seriously bent on ending the oppression of children, would take a close interest in children present [at a recent international conference of adults and younger people,] who had so triumphed over their own oppression as to become articulate advocates for their own cause. You would be wrong.
Demolitions are often carried out without any advance notice, often at night, and the effect can be absolutely terrifying. This emerges clearly from this issue of 'On the Record,' which profiles a family from Gaza that was asleep when their house was torn down. Months later the entire
family is still deeply traumatized.