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Despite having an Israeli work permit, ‘O.Kh. doesn’t return home all week due to tough conditions and long lines at the checkpoint

Photo by Ron Amir, 2012, from a series depicting the lives of Palestinians working in Israel. I live in Hebron with my wife and three children. Our eldest boy is seven years old. I have a permit to wo

Lacking an Israeli work permit, A.H. remains confined for weeks at the construction site where he works

Photo by Ron Amir, 2012, from a series depicting the lives of Palestinians working in Israel. I live in Al-Fawar Refugee Camp in the West Bank, south of the city of Hebron. I work in construction in I

Fatmeh Sukar, of a- Shuja’iyeh, Gaza City, tells of living in substandard conditions in a house damaged in the war

My husband, seven children and I now live in our old two-room apartment, on a-Nazaz Street in the a-Shuja’iyeh neighborhood. Before the war, we lived in a beautiful, spacious apartment one floor up fr

Salem Mu’tan, 100, talks about life in Burqah from his youth to the present day, and about his longing for the land to which he’s been denied access

View of the village of Burqah. Photo: B'Tselem I was born in Burqah in 1914. If memory serves, I was born here and lived here under Turkish, British, Jordanian, Israeli and Palestinian rules. Througho

Nizam Mu’tan from the village of Burqah talks about his family’s inaccessible land and their financial difficulties due to village road closures.

Nizam Mu’tan next to one of his plots of land. Photo: Iyad Hadad, B'Tselem I come from a family that lives off farming and shepherding, and I’ve been working in farming since I was 13 years old. I hav

Lana Kan'an, a 21-year-old student talks about the stifling feeling that comes of living in Burqah, a village surrounded by settlements and cut off from access roads

I live in Burqah. We are a family of ten: my parents, three sons and five daughters. My father is an educated man. He has a Master’s degree in engineering and he values education, so he made a real ef

Maha Hijawi, Nablus resident, granted only one permit to visit relatives in her native Gaza since 2000

Maha Hijawi, 51 I was born in Gaza. I studied at a-Najah University in Nablus [the West Bank]. That’s where I met my husband. We got married in 1980 and I moved to Nablus to live with him there. I use

Maisoun al-Haj ‘Ali and her children live in Gaza, while her husband works in the West Bank; they’ve seen him only once since 2008

Maisoun al-Haj ‘Ali I live with my four children – my daughters Aya, 11 and Inas, 8; and my sons Muhammad, 6, and Rami, 5 – in an apartment in a-Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City. My husband, Ib

Khirbet 'Ein Karzaliyah resident talks about recurrent demolitions since early 2014

Nihad Bani Maniyah, 40 I come from a family of farmers in Aqraba. I married Zuheir Bani Maniyah 23 years ago and came to live with him, here, at Khirbet 'Ein Karzaliyah. My husband is from a family of

Nablus resident Asmaa Zaghlul describes the pain of living apart from her family in Gaza

Asmaa Zaghlul, 30 I met my husband, Amjad Zaghlul, in 2002. We happened to meet at a relative's house during a visit to Jordan. We kept in touch via the Internet and decided to get married. Our weddin