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Policemen torture Palestinian workers caught in Israel without a permit,  March 2007

Bilal Nasser, construction worker I live with my mom and five sisters in Yatta and since my father died I support my family from working in Israel. For more than two years, I have been entering Israel
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Policemen torture Palestinian workers caught in Israel without a permit,  March 2007

Khalifa Abu Samra, student I live in Yatta with my family: my father who is 52 and a laborer in Israel ; my mother; my brothers, Noor 18, Nazeeh 12, Bilal 11; and my sisters, Asma'a 23, Ihsan 19, Yasm
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Border Police deliberately run over foot of Muhammad Aghreib when he tries to enter Israel, February 2007

Mahmoud Aghreib, laborer, I live with my wife and son, Wahid, who is two and a half months' old, in Tarqumiya. My father, 61, and mother, 55, live with us, as do my four brothers, my sister, and her t
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Policemen beat Yasser Ahmad with a club, breaking his arms, Nov. 2006

Yasser Ahmad, construction worker I live in Kafr Qalil, which is situated southeast of Nablus . For twenty years, I have been working in Israel as a plasterer. Since the intifada broke out, I have not
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IDF soldier stabs Hamed Sadkah with penknife, N'ilin Checkpoint, August 2006

Hamed Sadkah, laborer I have been working in Israel since I was eighteen. I worked in the area of Ben Shemen and Gamzo, and in the past ten years, in Modi'in, which is next to al-Midya, where I live.
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Border policeman beats Khaled Ghaneimat and steps on his throat for a few minutes, Jerusalem, August 2006

Khaled Ghaneimat, construction worker I have been working in construction since I was nineteen. Over the years, I have worked inside Israel , in Tel Aviv, Beit Shemesh, and Jerusalem . Until 2001, I d
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Soldiers fire at Palestinians sneaking into Israel to work, severely wounding one of them, Deir Ballut, April 2006

Maher Shaqarneh, construction worker Until about a year and a half ago, I worked in construction inside Israel . When Israel blocked all the entry points, I became unemployed and was unable to provide
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Soldiers fire at Palestinians sneaking into Israel to work, severely wounding one of them, Deir Ballut, April 2006

Khaled Fanun, construction worker Until the beginning of February 2006, I worked at the Elazar settlement. When the project there ended, I looked for work but couldn't find anything nearby. It was a h
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Soldiers disrupt work in charcoal plant in Y'abad, Jenin district, February 2006

Muhammad 'Abadi, owner of plant In 1985, my father began making charcoal. He built a factory using a primitive method, by burning wood, burying it in the ground, and watching over it. In 1992, my four
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The Kaffa family lives in poverty since the father cannot renew his work permit, March 2005

Kamel Kaffa, father of nine From 1985 to 2004, I worked picking oranges inside Israel. I could not work on a regular basis, since I could only get there when I had a work permit and when the Erez chec