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Testimony: Running an educational institute in the shadow of rockets from Gaza

Paz Reizel, Manager of the Shikma educational institute I was born at Kibbutz Yad Mordechai and I still live there. I study social work at Sapir College and manage the Shikma educational institute, wi

Testimony: Life in Kibbutz Zikim in the shadow of rockets from Gaza

Adva Yehudai, a 16-year-old girl from Kibbutz Zikim * The testimony was taken by Noam Raz on 17 Nov. '12, at Kibbutz Gan Shmuel in central Israel, to which young people from the Shikma School were mov

Testimony: Life of a family in Sderot under the threat of Qassam rockets

Ya'acov Swisa , unemployed technician I was born in Sderot and have lived here almost all my life. It was fun to grow up here. I always loved the place. When I was a boy, I felt as safe as could be. W

Testimony: Life in the south of Israel under the threat of Qassam rockets

Yuval Salomon , farmer I was born on the kibbutz and have been involved in farming all my life. My kibbutz and two other kibbutzim, Karmiya and Erez, jointly cultivate more than 21,000 dunams [about 5

Death of Dorit Aniso, age 2, and Yuval Abebeh, age 4,in Sderot from Qassam rockets fired by Palestinians at the city

Eddy 'Azran, age 36 On Wednesday, 29 September 2004, I was working in my garden just before the Sukkoth holiday. I went inside to take a shower. It was two weeks after my daughter was born. While I wa
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Alongside welcome, albeit limited, improvements, B'Tselem warns that so long as the settlement enterprise and the siege on Gaza continue, there will be no real improvement in human rights

The siege on Gaza: Collective punishment of 1.5 million people Israel continues its siege on the Gaza Strip, which began in 2007. As a result, until June 2010, 95 percent of the factories and workshop
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keep civilians out of hostilities

In light of the recent escalation in violence around the Gaza Strip, and the wounding of civilians in southern Israel and in Gaza by mortar and artillery fire, B'Tselem repeats its demand that all par
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Targeting civilians is forbidden

Rocket attacks against civilians are a war crime In light of the recent escalation in violence around the Gaza Strip, and the firing of rockets towards Israeli communities, the Israeli human rights or
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Stop harming civilians. Wars have rules too

In light of the recent escalation in violence around the Gaza Strip, including a Grad rocket strike on a mall in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem has repeat
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149 people killed since the start of the year

B'Tselem expressed its grave concern following the renewed fighting in Gaza. During the first 2 months of 2008, Israeli security forces killed 146 Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. 132 were ki