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Testimony: Border policeman beats Majdi 'Alan and threatens to shoot him, a-Sheikh Sa'ed Checkpoint, East Jerusalem, Jan. '09

Update: On 25 August 2009 the MAG Corps informed B'Tselem that the investigation file had been closed for absence of guilt. Majdi 'Alan, laborer My family and I live in Jabal al-Mukabber. My uncles li
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Testimony: Soldier beats Mahmoud 'Awwad, fracturing his skull, Jan. '09

Jad'an Shhadeh, taxi driver I've been a taxi driver based at the Huwara checkpoint for eight years. Everyone is having a hard time financially, and the drivers really need customers. Every day, driver
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Testimony: Soldier beats Mahmoud 'Awwad, fracturing his skull, Jan. '09

Update: On 1 January 2012 the MAG Corps informed B'Tselem that upon conclusion of the investigation, the case was closed. The grounds for closing the case were not given. On 9 August 2012 Att. Emily S
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Testimony: Soldiers prevent pregnant, bleeding woman from crossing checkpoint and she gives birth to a stillborn baby, September 2008

Naheel Abu Rideh, 21 I married Muaiad Abu-Rideh two years ago, and had a baby girl, Shadah, a year ago. She was born in my seventh month of pregnancy but is fine now. Seven months ago, I became pregna
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Testimony: Soldiers prevent pregnant, bleeding woman from crossing checkpoint and she gives birth to a stillborn baby, September 2008

Ribhiyah Abu Rideh, 56 Last Thursday [4 September], around 12:30 A.M., Muaiad, my son, called to say that he had to take his wife, Naheel, who was seven months' pregnant, to the hospital because she w
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Testimony: Imprisoned in Gaza, Mayada Mhana cannot complete her media studies in Cairo, July 2008 

Mayada Mhana , Student I am working temporarily as a teaching assistant at the Islamic University in the city. In 2003, I obtained a BA in press and media studies from the same university. After gradu
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Testimony: Rasha Abu Sha'ban is registered at a Scottish university but is not allowed to leave Gaza, July 2008

Rasha Abu Sha'ban , Student I have two married brothers, one studying in Gaza and the other in Britain, and two sisters at home. Last summer, I completed my studies at the Islamic University in Gaza a
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Testimony: Soldiers fire tear gas into yard of home in Nil'in and six-week-old baby is severely injured after inhaling the gas, May '08

Ghusun Nafa', 26 I live with my husband, Rabi' Fadel Nafa', 28, on the second floor of a house that belongs to his family, in the Baten a-Shajar area of Ni'lin Village. His parents live on the first f
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Testimony: Family of farmers lost only source of income due to siege on Gaza Strip, May '08

Wadha Sa'dallah, farmer I live with my husband in a 160-square-meter apartment in Beit Lahiya. It has three rooms, a kitchen, and bathroom. Our sons live with their families in apartments next door: N
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Testimony: Soldiers beat Khaled Ahmad unconscious, 'Azzun 'Atmah checkpoint, 10 May 2008 

Khaled Ahmad, worker I work in Israel without a permit, like many young men from the village. I manage to cross the border into Israel because there is no fence between Israel and ‘Azzun ‘Atmah. I wor