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The prolonged and complex Israeli—Palestinian conflict profoundly affects the health and wellbeing of both Palestinians and Israelis. The present escalation between Hamas and Israel follows a well-worn pattern of confrontation. Superior Israeli military force means that Palestinians have more physical casualties. On both sides, however, many civilians are exposed to conflict-related stressors, and neither Israelis nor Palestinians are immune to their mental or physical health consequences.