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Testimony: Living in Gaza in the shadow of hostilities - the Farawneh family in Sheikh Ajlin Neighborhood, western Gaza City

'Abed a-Nasser 'Awni Farawneh, aged 45 I am married, with five children. My eldest son is 16 and the youngest, three years old. We live in the Sheikh Ajlin neighborhood in Gaza City. I am the director

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

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

Testimony: Soldiers' gunfire wounds Nidal al-Hasumi on two separate occasions while he was collecting gravel near the Gaza-Israel perimeter fence, Summer 2010

Nidal al-Hasumi, father of 3 I am twenty-five years old and live with my wife and our three small children in Beit Lahiya. We live in one room in a three-room, 170-square-meter house belonging to my f

Testimony: Soldiers fire at Khaled Abu Harbid, wounding him while he is collecting gravel near Erez Crossing, 19 June 2010

Khaled Abu Harbid, 21 I am twenty-one years old. Three months ago, I became engaged. I am a laborer and live in Beit Hanun. Just over a year ago, I worked for a few months collecting gravel in the for

Testimony: Soldiers fire at ‘Abd al-Hadi al-Kafarneh, wounding him when he aided in the evacuation of a person who had been shot near Gaza perimeter fence, 19 June 2010

'Abd al-Hadi al-Kafarneh, 19 On Saturday, 19 June 2010, at 6:30 A.M., I began collecting gravel in the industrial area next to Erez Crossing. I managed to gather about half a ton of gravel. There were

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

Testimony: Soldiers shoot and kill Gazan farmer after cease-fire is in place, Jan. '09

Dr. Wisam 'Abu Rajileh, physician Since the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip started, we were waiting for the cease-fire. My father and his brothers have a five-dunam plot of land, on which they have

Testimony: Soldiers shoot woman carrying white flag after they order residents to leave their houses, Khuza'a, southern Gaza Strip, January 2009

Update : On 13 May 2013 the MAG Corps informed B’Tselem that the investigation file had been closed on 16 June 2010. For more information click here . Nuha a-Najar, mother of two Our house is located


al-'Ayadi family, eight of whom lightly injured, trapped in their home in area being shelled, 7 Jan. '09 Hussein al-'Ayadi, 60 My brothers and I live in Juhar a-Dik, opposite Karni intersection. My ho