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War and Terrorism

Read This Virtual Special Issue

The Journal of Traumatic Stress presents a virtual special issue in rapid response to the current conflict unfolding in Israel and the Gaza Strip. Here, previously published papers are brought together that highlight the devastating psychological and physical health effects of war and terrorism among the adults and children who are exposed to these traumatic stressors.

Many of the papers focus on the impact of terrorism among Israelis and Arabs and demonstrate how the population in this region of the world have been subjected to chronic and severe stress for many years. One paper in this special issue describes the impact of exposure to these events on journalists who are performing their job duties while under threat of death or serious injury.

Together, the findings described in these papers reminds us of the devastating effects of armed conflict among many of those who are exposed to it, but also of the human capacity for resilience in the face of extreme adversity.