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Restrictions on Movement

Restricting movement is one of the main tools Israel employs to enforce its regime of occupation. Israel imposes restrictions on the movement of Palestinians within the West Bank, and travel between it and the Gaza Strip, into East Jerusalem, Israel, and abroad. When travel permits are required by Israel, they are given through a lengthy, non-transparent and arbitrary bureaucratic process. These conditions result in a life of constant uncertainty for Palestinians, making it difficult to perform simple tasks and plan their lives, and obstructs the development of a stable economy. 

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The military has been blocking car traffic at the main entrance to al-Fawwar Refugee Camp for four days

Update: The military removed the obstacle only nine days later, on 28 February.

On Monday, 19 February 2018, at around 5:00 P.M., the military blocked off the main entrance to al-Fawwar Refugee Camp, located south of Hebron, to car traffic. No…

Arrested Development

A decade after construction began on the Separation Barrier, the harm to adjacent Palestinian communities is clear. With some two-thirds of the barrier completed, it has crippled agriculture along its route. By isolating communities from each other…

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