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Testimony: ISA prevents young man with rare disease from traveling to East Jerusalem for treatment

Kamel a-Taramsi I live with my parents and my ten brothers and sisters in an apartment in the Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. In 2002 my hands began to swell. The swelling spread thro
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Testimony: Army harms livelihood of farmers in Gaza who have land near the border with Israel, September 2011

Saleh Abu Muhareb, 54 I have two wives and 12 children, eight of whom are married. We all live together, about 900 meters from the border. Together with my sons and nephews, I have a 16-dunam (16,000
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Testimony: Farmers near Israel-Gaza border forced to risk their lives to make a living, September 2011

Yusef Abu Magheisib, farmer I am married and have nine children, the eldest is 16 and the youngest is one year old. We live about 900 meters east of the village Wadi a-Salqa, north of the Kissufim enc
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Testimony: Effects of Israeli restrictions on the "Jericho Resort Village", May 2011

Riad Hamad, Manger I am manager of Jericho Resort, which is owned by Jericho Motels. The village was built at an investment of nine million dollars put up by Palestinians and was opened in January 199
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Testimony: Teacher from Jordan Valley tells of daily delays at a checkpoint on his way to and from school in Northern West Bank, April 2011

Khairi Suaftah, Teacher I live in Bardala. I have a bachelor’s degree in political science from al-Quds Open University in Tubas. After I completed my studies, I took a job as a teacher at the school
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Testimony: Israel restricts Manal a-Daqa's access to her land on the other side of the Separation Barrier, Tulkarm area, April 2010

Manal a-Daqa, farmer My husband and I had 28 dunams of olive and almond groves that he inherited from his father. When Israel built the Separation Barrier in 2002-2003, it expropriated seven dunams of
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Testimony: Siege prevents reconstruction of schoolhouse partially destroyed in Operation Cast Lead, February 2010

Saed a-Sultan, principal In August 2009 I became the principal of the Abu J'afer al-Mansur Elementary and Middle School for Boys, which is comprised of grades six to nine. The school was built in 1994
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Testimony: Israel arrests wounded man at Erez Crossing, Nov. '09

Samir 'Asfur, 52 My son Ahmad, 19, was injured on 9 January 2009 by fragments of missiles that were fired by an unmanned aerial vehicle and landed next to our house, east of Khan Yunis, in New ‘Abasan
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Testimony: ‘Imad a-Natur, 17, works in tunnels in the Gaza Strip to support his family, November 2009

'Imad a-Natur, 17 I am 17 and live with my parents and my seven younger siblings in a three-room apartment in the Brazil neighborhood in southeast section of Rafah. My father has high blood pressure a
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Testimony: Israel prevents Gaza Christian and his Bethlehem fiancée from marrying, December 2009

'Issa Missak, owner of a clothing store I live with my sister in the Tel al-Hawa section of Gaza. For 15 years, I've had a clothing store in the center of the city. I am Christian, and every Christmas