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'Abd a-Rahman Abu Rajelah, a farmer from the Gaza Strip, describes the effect of the military's shooting near the perimeter fence on his family's livelihood

'Abd a-Rahman Abu Rajelah, 61 My brothers and I own 10 dunams [1 hectare] of land in eastern Khuza'a. Two dunams [0.2 hectares] are forty meters away from the fence, two are about 250 meters away, and

Testimony: ISA prevents young man with rare disease from traveling to East Jerusalem for treatment

Kamel a-Taramsi I live with my parents and my ten brothers and sisters in an apartment in the Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. In 2002 my hands began to swell. The swelling spread thro

Testimony: Army harms livelihood of farmers in Gaza who have land near the border with Israel, September 2011

Saleh Abu Muhareb, 54 I have two wives and 12 children, eight of whom are married. We all live together, about 900 meters from the border. Together with my sons and nephews, I have a 16-dunam (16,000

Testimony: Farmers near Israel-Gaza border forced to risk their lives to make a living, September 2011

Yusef Abu Magheisib, farmer I am married and have nine children, the eldest is 16 and the youngest is one year old. We live about 900 meters east of the village Wadi a-Salqa, north of the Kissufim enc

Testimony: Life without running water in the Jordan Valley, suffer from severe water shortage, April 2011

Testimony of Meyasar Masa’ed, 56 I married in 1969 and went to live in Khirbet Yarza in the Jordan Valley. We’ve lived ever since. We also have a house in Tubas where our sons live, and we use it for

Testimony: Exploitation of Palestinian laborers working in settlements in the Jordan Valley, November 2010

I live in al-Jiftlik. I finished high school last year and began to study at al-Quds Open University in Nablus. To finance my studies, I have been working as a seasonal agricultural laborer. There is

Testimony: Effects of Israeli restrictions on the "Jericho Resort Village", May 2011

Riad Hamad, Manger I am manager of Jericho Resort, which is owned by Jericho Motels. The village was built at an investment of nine million dollars put up by Palestinians and was opened in January 199

Testimony: Teacher from Jordan Valley tells of daily delays at a checkpoint on his way to and from school in Northern West Bank, April 2011

Khairi Suaftah, Teacher I live in Bardala. I have a bachelor’s degree in political science from al-Quds Open University in Tubas. After I completed my studies, I took a job as a teacher at the school

Testimony: Farmers in al-‘Uja can’t work their land due to dried-up spring, September 2010

Hussein Muhammad Hassan Sa'eydeh I am a Beduin from al-Jiftlik. I’m a member of the Sa’eydeh tribe. In 1930, my family settled in a-Zur, on the western banks of the Jordan River, where they grazed the

Testimony: Soldiers' gunfire wounds Nidal al-Hasumi on two separate occasions while he was collecting gravel near the Gaza-Israel perimeter fence, Summer 2010

Nidal al-Hasumi, father of 3 I am twenty-five years old and live with my wife and our three small children in Beit Lahiya. We live in one room in a three-room, 170-square-meter house belonging to my f