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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
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Testimony: Young girl dies in Gaza after waiting two months for a permit to enter Israel for treatment

Amal Heji, 38 My brother's daughter, Fidaa Talal Salim Heji, began to suffer from health problems around March 2007, when she was fifteen. Among other things, she lost a lot of weight, about twenty ki
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Testimony: Young woman from Gaza unemployed for two years, since the factory in which she worked closed down due to the siege, November 2009

Ulfat al-Kafarneh, 28 I live with my parents, six sisters, and three brothers in the a-Nasser neighborhood of Gaza City. In 1999, I graduated from high school and started studying administration, comp
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Testimony: Israel expels university student from Bethlehem to Gaza two months before she completes studies for a degree, October 2009

Berlanti ‘Azzam, Student Since I completed high school, I wanted to study at Bethlehem University because I heard it was a good university with a high academic level. In 2005, I was accepted as a busi
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Testimony: Army deports Muhammad Abu Sultan to the Gaza Strip and prohibits him from rejoining his wife and children in Tulkarm, October 2009

Alaa Abu Sultan, 23 I am married and have three children: a son, Riad, who is three, and two daughters, Raja, who is six, and Riwa, who is two years old. In 2001, I married Muhammad Riad Shhadeh Abu S
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Testimony: Soldiers brutally beat Muhammad Id'is near a-Tuwani Village and Shani Checkpoint, Sept. 2009

Update: On 13 May 2013 the MAG Corps informed B'Tselem that the investigation file had been closed. The grounds for closing the case were not given. Muhammad Id'is, Driver I live in Beit ‘Amra, which
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Testimony: Soldiers severely beat and abuse Palestinians near the Dead Sea, May 2009

Hamzah Salah, laborer On Thursday, 28 May, I went with eight friends to the Dead Sea to swim and have fun. We got to the Dead Sea area around 11:30 P.M. We parked our car, a Ford van, about 100-150 me
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Testimony: Soldiers severely beat and abuse Palestinians near the Dead Sea, May 2009

‘Ata ‘Ariqat, driver On Thursday, 28 May, I went with some friends on a trip to the Jericho area. We got to Jericho about 10:00 P.M. We ate some sandwiches in the city and then decided to go to the De
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Testimony: Soldiers assault medical team, preventing them from evacuating heart-attack victim, April 2009

'Ali Tmeizi, 26, paramedic For five years, I have worked as a paramedic for the Palestinian Red Crescent. Now, I work at the medical center in Beit Ummar. I am also a third-year student in business ad