The abuse includes molestation and rape.
The victims tend to be male and were most often between the ages of 7 and 12.
The attacks happened in family homes, but also in schools and even in public places.
Out of these thousands of cases, only 27 of the attackers have been brought to justice, according to the center's director Said Makadmeh. He blamed existing customs and traditions which influenced the judges and parents' fears of scandal as the main reasons.
The same organization has previously done a study that blamed Israel for aggression in Gaza children. Among all of the ANOVA methods and Scheffe tests and other tools meant to make the study sound rigorous, the basic information came from asking parents if they thought that Israeli practices made their children more aggressive.
Who would a parent rather blame for their kids' violence - themselves or Israel?
So it may only be a matter of time before Israel is blamed for sexual molestation of children in Gaza, too.
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