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The report methodology is based on qualitative research tools. A number of focus groups has been created that includes elderly people from different environments and backgrounds. Several issues related to their conditions in general, and violence against them in particular, were raised. A series of interviews was conducted with many people specialized in providing care for the elderly, especially daily and social care providers, healthcare workers, in addition to a number of psychological support service providers.


As for the strategies adopted and the reality of fighting violence against the elderly, a number of decision-makers were interviewed on the social, legal and health aspects of the issue of violence. Officials working at the Ministry of Social Development, the Palestinian Ministry of Justice, and a number of Palestinian police officials were interviewed. UNRWA officials were also interviewed to discuss the situation of elderly refugees and the severity of their situation.