When sexual assault survivors are not fairly afforded an opportunity to excel, society at large is robbed of whatever good could have been. We are losing out on the contributions that these students would have made had they been able to start off in professional careers and attend graduate schools that are reflective of their merits, not their rape.
While the IDF has succeeded in destroying a number of tunnels and in targeting some Hamas militants, the operation has also resulted in the deaths of over 1,900 Palestinian civilians, including 408 children. It has been reported that more children have died in the IDF’s operation than armed fighters. These facts and this devastating reality has resulted in increased isolation for Israel and international condemnation, as well as the potential prosecution of both Hamas and Israel for war crimes.