Samira a-Daghmeh, who was forced to stay with her mother's body for several hours after soldiers killed the mother by blowing up the door to their home. Photo: Muhammad Sabah, B'Tselem, 10 May '08.
Testimony: Soldiers blow up door of family home, killing the mother, and leave body with her children
Samira a-Daghmeh, 13, told B'Tselem that soldiers blew up the door to the family's home in the Gaza Strip while her mother and siblings were inside, killing her mother. Soldiers stayed in the home for several hours without evacuating her to a hospital, and then exited the house, leaving her body with her children.
Testimony: Life in southern kibbutzim under the threat of Qassam fire
Yuval Salomon from Kibbut Or Haner describes the fear and uncertainty of life near the Gaza Strip.
Israel denies unregistered Palestinians ability to obtain ID cards
Israel refuses to provide a solution for residents of the West Bank and Gaza Strip whose parents did not register them in the population registry at birth. Living without ID cards, these persons are often barred from realizing basic rights such as the right to work, to education, to family life, and more.
Ministry of Justice skews facts in response to World Bank report
B'Tselem wrote to the Justice Ministry to protest its response to the World Bank's report on the effects on the Palestinian economy of Israel's restrictions on movement in the West Bank. The response included distorted and misleading data regarding several issues, including roads forbidden to Palestinians and planning and building in Area C.
Testimony: Israel prevents Gazan cancer patient from receiving medical treatment
Nufuz al-Husni 44, a mother of six, suffers from intestinal cancer, for which she had been treated in Israel. In February 2008, she sought to return to Ichilov Hospital, in Tel Aviv, for treatment, but Israeli officials have not allowed her to enter the country.