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Testimony: Police assault youths Jerusalem, January 2008

Walid 'Awwad, Student Last Thursday [17 January], around 10:30 A.M., I left my house with friends from school, Muhammad Salah, 16, and Zayed Naji, 15. There wasn't school and we wanted to go to the Ra
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Testimony: Police assault youths Jerusalem, January 2008

Muhammad 'Abd al-Wahab, Student Last Thursday [17 January], around 10:30 A.M., I left my house with friends from school, Walid and Zayed, to go to Ramot, which is near our village. We went looking for
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Testimony: Police assault Khalil Matariyeh at a Be'ersheva construction site, 16 Dec. 2007

Khalil Matariyeh, house painter In 1996, I was held in administrative detention for six months. Since then, I have not received a magnetic card [necessary for applying for an entry permit to Israel -
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Testimony: Israel 's siege on Gaza forces the al-Qishawi family into poverty, Oct. 07

Jamal al-Qishawi, unemployed building contractor My wife and I live in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood of Gaza City with our three daughters: '‘Ayesha, 16, Hanin, 11, and Shahed, 8. I worked in constru
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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