Palestinian children participate in a mental health support session in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip. File/ Reuters
Half of young people in Gaza - around 500,000 children - could be in need of psychological support after 11 days of fighting in May between the enclave's Hamas rulers and Israel, according to officials from the UN children's fund UNICEF.
At least 66 children were among over 250 Palestinians killed by Israeli air strikes on Gaza.
Around half of Gaza's two million population are under 18. Many carry the trauma of three previous wars and several other violent conflicts fought between Israel and Hamas group since 2008, psychologists said.
Lucia Elmi, UNICEF's special representative in Palestinian territories, said that even before the May fighting, one out of three children was in need of psycho-social support.
Three weeks since Suzy Eshkuntana was pulled from the rubble of her house, destroyed by an Israeli air strike, the six-year-old girl has barely spoken except to ask for her mother and four siblings who were killed that day.
Her life turned upside down, Suzy and her father are now living with her uncle, who said she barely eats, doesn't sleep well and cannot muster the will to play.
"She asks a lot about her mother, and we tell her mama is in heaven," said Suzy's uncle Ramzi, who said she previously was full of energy.
"She doesn't play, and she screams when someone comes near her."
Suzy's home was struck in a wave of Israeli attacks on Gaza City on May 16 that Gaza health officials said killed 42 people, including 10 children.
Psychologists have paid Suzy regular visits to help her process her trauma. At an art therapy session on Sunday, she sat silently as she and her cousins painted their names on paper.
Alongside her name, Suzy painted two large hearts, in red. "She was taken from her family's lap, from her mother's lap... she survived death with a miracle," said psychologist Samar Awad, who oversees Suzy's case.
"Today, the assessments are ongoing and this figure could reach 500,000 children, so it is increasing," she told reporters.
Depression and insecurity were the most common psychological issues among Gaza children, said Sami Owaida, a psychiatrist in Gaza who specialises in adolescents.
"That means you have no self-esteem. You (feel like) you have nothing. You (feel) helpless, hopeless, worthless," he said.
Owaida said that as a result of trauma, many Gaza children wet their beds, stutter, have nightmares and refuse to eat.
The sense of hopelessness can be overwhelming, Owaida said.
"The question of many children now - they ask when the next war will be... what will we do, where will we go?
Speaking after a cabinet meeting, Erdogan criticised U.S. President Joe Biden's approval of weapons sales to Israel.
The UN Security Council was to hold an emergency meeting amid a diplomatic push to end the fighting, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Israel would continue its military onslaught on the coastal enclave “as long as necessary.”
Palestinian artist Etaf al-Najili took this opportunity of the ceasefire that was announced, to use the broken walls of Gaza as her canvas.
Supporters of Muna and Mohammed Al Kurd, who are twins, say their detention is part of a broader Israeli effort to halt opposition to the evictions in Sheikh Jarrah, where Jewish settlers want to move into the Al Kurds' home and others under an Israeli court ruling.
A 30-year-old unemployed Arab man was arrested for impersonating an undercover police officer in women's attire and robbing an Asian man of Dhs6,700 in Al Rigga, Dubai.
The Ministry stressed in a statement its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
The reopening of the facilities will enable the gradual return of 40 plus international carriers that are currently operating at Terminals 2 and 3 back to their home terminal at DXB.
It also indicated that the product is not allowed for sale in the UAE, pointing out that the product may enter the country with those coming from abroad, or it may be purchased via the Internet and social networking websites.