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'Awad a-Nahal was killed in a bombing near his home in Rafah while trying to aid a wounded man, 17 Nov. 2012

A B’Tselem inquiry shows that on the morning of 17 November 2012, an Israeli attack targeted three armed men in Rafah. Two of them were killed on the spot and a third was wounded. Shortly afterwards,

Testimony: Living under fire in Beit Lahiya: Sanaa Z’anin, mother of three

Sanaa Z’anin, mother of three I live in the center of Beit Lahiya with my three children, a son who is 5 years old, a daughter, 6 years old, and a son who is 9 years old, and my husband Saber Z’anin.

Testimony: Living in Gaza in the shadow of hostilities - the Shahin family, Gaza City

Fathi Shahin, 61 I live in central Gaza City with my wife and my daughter and her two small children, ages six and three. Her husband lives abroad. Since the start of the attack on Gaza on 14 November

Testimony: Najwa Abu Daqah, a 50 year-old woman wounded in Khan Yunis by Israeli bombing

Jihad Abu Daqah, 24 I live with my family in a two-story house in the Abu Daqah neighborhood, in Abasan al-Jadidah in the Khan Yunis district. I live on the second floor with my parents, my unmarried

Testimonies of young people from Kibbutz Zikim on rocket damage at the kibbutz, 2006

* The testimonies were taken by Noam Raz on 17 Nov. '12, at Kibbutz Gan Shmuel in central Israel, to which young people from the Shikma School were moved for the duration of the Pillar of Defense camp

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