Reference number: 59/2023
Date: 9 July 2023
Native language: Arabic
The International Commission “Hashd” publishes a fact sheet titled “The Reality of Drug Addiction and Drug Trafficking Among Palestinian Youth.”
The International Commission to Support Palestinian Rights’ “Hashd” Department of Research and Policy published a fact sheet titled “The Reality of Drug Addiction and Drug Trafficking Among Palestinian Youth.” prepared by lawyer Moatasem Fares.
The paper analyzed the most recent drug statistics in Palestine, the most important causes for their expansion throughout society, and the consequences of drugs on Palestinian society.
The study underlined that drugs are a two-edged sword since they affect both the person and society. The individual becomes weak, unwell, and unable to execute his function in life, while society becomes warped, disintegrating, and unable to evolve and develop. As a result, we must all band together to combat this unseen foe and utilize all possible means to avoid and remove it, whether on a personal, familial, educational, media, legal, or health level. Man is the true capital of any nation, and protecting his health and safety is in everyone’s best interests.
The paper called for the necessity to educate security officers to the greatest level and provide them with cutting-edge technology to counter Israeli occupation practices and the unending trickery of the promoters.
It also urged parents to monitor their children, provide a positive social environment for them, get close to them, solve their problems, and pay attention to knowing everything about them and their friends, as well as treat and solve problems that may drive young people to use drugs to escape from them, such as unemployment, the inability of young people to marry due to a lack of financial means, and a lack of housing and work.
It also urged the Ministry of Health to treat addicts, complete their recovery, and rehabilitate them so that they may return to society and properly integrate, as well as assist addiction control centers with funds, skilled physicians, medical equipment, and the required equipment.
subsequently urged the media and education to use all available media to educate people about the dangers of drugs, to use mosques and sermons to raise drug awareness, to establish relationships between educational institutions and families, and to hold regular awareness meetings about the dangers of drugs and the role of positive upbringing in reducing them.