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Har Bracha settlers propel burning tires downhill, aiming at a Palestinian home, 5 February 2018

On 5 February 2018, at around 5:00 P.M, Basemah Ziben (59) noticed several settlers riding bicycles about 300 meters from her home. A few minutes later she heard stones hitting the walls ...

Salem Mu’tan, 100, talks about life in Burqah from his youth to the present day, and about his longing for the land to which he’s been denied access

View of the village of Burqah. Photo: B'Tselem I was born in Burqah in 1914. If memory serves, I was born here and lived here under Turkish, British, Jordanian, Israeli and Palestinian rules. Througho

Nizam Mu’tan from the village of Burqah talks about his family’s inaccessible land and their financial difficulties due to village road closures.

Nizam Mu’tan next to one of his plots of land. Photo: Iyad Hadad, B'Tselem I come from a family that lives off farming and shepherding, and I’ve been working in farming since I was 13 years old. I hav

Faten Nawabit, a high school teacher who moved to Burqah following her marriage, relates how hard it is to visit her family outside the village, and how the situation in the village affects her students

Faten Nawabit in her classroom. Photo: Iyad Hadad, B'Tselem, 1 April 2014 My family is from the village of Rantis. I was born in Kuwait because my father worked there, but we moved back to Rantis in 1

Lana Kan'an, a 21-year-old student talks about the stifling feeling that comes of living in Burqah, a village surrounded by settlements and cut off from access roads

I live in Burqah. We are a family of ten: my parents, three sons and five daughters. My father is an educated man. He has a Master’s degree in engineering and he values education, so he made a real ef

Testimony: Settlers attack Jaziya Nawaj'ah while she grazes her flock near Khirbet Susiya, 10 August 2009

Jaziya Nawaj'ah, 43 I live in Khirbet Susiya with my husband, Khaled Hamad Nawaj'ah, 48, and our nine children. We have a small flock of twenty sheep. Our livelihood comes from the sheep and some farm

Testimony: B'Tselem worker photographs settlers trying to steal sheep and one of them stabs him in the hand, 10 August 2009

Nasser a-Nawaj'ah, 27 This morning [Monday, 10 August], at about 7:30, I heard voices and shouting coming from the direction of the wadi near our village, Khirbet Susiya. I got up and took my stills c

Settlers assault Nizam al-'Azazmeh while on his way home, Hebron, August '09

Nizam al-'Azazmeh, construction worker Yesterday [1 August 2009], I went shopping. On the way home, in the Abu Sneineh neighborhood, I crossed the army checkpoint at Bab a-Zawiya and entered Area 2 [w

Testimony: Settlers assault shepherds from Shu'b al-Buttom near the Avigail outpost, 4 July 2009

Khalil Abu ‘Aram, 21 I live with my family in Khirbet Shu'b al-Buttom and help my father graze the flock. Last Saturday [4 July], around 8:00 A.M., I was grazing sheep on my family's land, in the area

Testimony: Dozens of settlers throw stones at vehicle driving near the Qedumim settlement, injuring three of the passengers, June '09

Yihya Sideh, construction worker I work in Israel for ‘Imad Muhammad ‘Aref, a building contractor from Jaffa. Every day, he comes in his car, to pick me up along with some other laborers from the vill