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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
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The General Security Service pressures Muhammad Abu Hashish, who applied for a work permit, to collaborate

Muhammad Abu Hashish, age 32 Through the year 2000, I worked in agriculture within the Green Line. At the end of 2000, my work permit and magnetic card expired, so I went to Erez industrial zone to ex
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Border Police officers beat Qahira Muhsen, June 2004

Qahira Muhsen, victim, age 41, lives in al Funduq, Qalqiliya District. I live in Al-Funduq village and I have 11 children, six of whom are younger than 15 years old. I work as a housecleaner. I clean
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Testimony: Border Police officers beat five Palestinian workers in East Jerusalem, February 2004

Rafiq 'Akabneh, age 29, resident of Kharas, Hebron district. I live in Kharas, which is a village about twenty kilometers northwest of Hebron. I am married and have four children, the oldest of whom i
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Testimony: Border Police officers beat five Palestinian workers in East Jerusalem, February 2004

Nihad Halahleh, age 28, resident of Kharas, Hebron District. I live in Kharas, a village about twenty kilometers north-west of Hebron. I have four children. The eldest is seven years old. I am a const
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Testimony: Border Police officers beat five Palestinian workers in East Jerusalem, February 2004

Muhammad 'Attawneh, one of the victims, age 22, resident of Kharas, Hebron District. I live with my parents and nine brothers in Kharas, a village about twenty kilometres north west of Hebron. About f
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Testimony: Border Police officers beat five Palestinian workers in East Jerusalem, February 2004

'Abd Halahleh, one of the victims, age 30, resident of Kharas, Hebron district. I live in the village of Kharas, which is north-west of Hebron. I am married and have three children. I am a constructio