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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

Construction of Seperation Barrier by Far'un harms farmer's livelihood, Oct. 2003 - March 2004

Husam 'Asi, age 38, farmer, resident of Far'un, Tulkarem District. I live in Far'un and make a living from farming. My four brothers and I inherited a plot of land from our grandfather. The plot is ei

Construction of the Separation Barrier by Jayyus harms farmer's livelihood, Oct. 2003 - Feb. 2004

Muhammad Salim, farmer, aged 57, resident of Jayyus, Qalqiliya District. I live in Jayyus and make a living from farming. My seven brothers and I inherited from our father a twenty-five-dunam plot of

Al-Fahs Checkpoint: IDF soldiers delay taxi drivers and passengers, August 2003

Ahmad Zahara, age 24, taxi driver I live in Yatta. For the last three years I have worked as a taxi driver. I drive a service taxi. Before the outbreak of the [second] Intifada I worked on the Yatta-H
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relaxation of Gaza imports welcome, but export and movement of people still needed

Israeli human rights group B'Tselem today stated that the Security Cabinet decision on Gaza represents the first baby step in the right direction of bringing Israel's policy in line with its obligatio
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B’Tselem invites theater heads to field visit to view harm caused by Ariel settlement to Palestinian human rights

B'Tselem wrote today to the managers of Israel's theaters, calling them to visit the Northern West Bank and see for themselves the heavy damage to human rights inflicted by the continued existence of
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B'Tselem: Siege on Gaza gravely harms civilians and prevents reconstruction after Operation Cast Lead

One year after Operation Cast Lead, B'Tselem is today (27 December) launching a public campaign demanding that Israel lift its siege on the Gaza Strip. This is necessary in order to rehabilitate the G
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B'Tselem report indicates most West Bank wastewater is improperly treated, endangering the Mountain Aquifer

In its report Foul Play: Neglect of Wastewater Treatment in the West Bank, published today (Sunday, 28.06.2009), Israeli human rights group B'Tselem warns about the danger inherent in neglecting waste
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Israeli Human Rights Organizations: End the Siege on Gaza

We, Israeli human rights organizations, publicly support the joint Palestinian-Israeli international campaign to end the siege on the Gaza Strip immediately. Although the toppling of the fence at the
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Urgent Appeal from Israeli Human Rights Groups to Israeli Defense Minister: Open Gaza's Borders to Prevent a Humanitarian Crisis

As we write these lines, hundreds of refugees are trapped between Erez crossing, which is sealed, and the Hamas military force preventing their return to Gaza . The sick and those injured from recent