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Bedouin community near settlement faces expulsion, 2012

Israel's Civil Administration is planning to relocate some 27,000 Bedouins living in Area C in the West Bank. At first, some 2,300 people will be expelled from their homes near the Ma'ale...
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Israeli measures to deny Palestinians access to land around settlements, 2008

For years, Israeli authorities have both barred Palestinian access to rings of land surrounding settlements, and have not acted to eliminate settlers’ piratical blocking of Palestinian ac...
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Report: By Hook and by Crook, 2010

Israeli Settlement Policy in the West Bank B'Tselem's report analyzes the means Israel has used to gain control of land to build settlements in the West Bank. Some half a million Israel...
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Policeman head-butts Palestinians in Silwan, 2008

On Wednesday, 5 November 2008, in the Bustan section of the Silwan neighborhood in East Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Municipality demolished one house and an addition that had been built onto...

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

Faten Nawabit, a high school teacher who moved to Burqah following her marriage, relates how hard it is to visit her family outside the village, and how the situation in the village affects her students

Faten Nawabit in her classroom. Photo: Iyad Hadad, B'Tselem, 1 April 2014 My family is from the village of Rantis. I was born in Kuwait because my father worked there, but we moved back to Rantis in 1

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

Testimony: Jerusalem municipality demolishes house; policemen assault occupant, 28 July 2008

Hiba al-'Almi, student My family’s dream was to buy our own house. In 2002, my father bought an apartment from Mr. Majed Abu ‘Isha, who had built an apartment house. My father paid $200,000 for it, in

Testimony: Army demolishes village housing over 200 Palestinians, west of the Barrier, Oct. 2007

'Abd al-Halim a-Natah, 62 In 1948, when I was four years old the army forced us out of the village of Beit Jibrin . We then moved to Khirbet Beit '‘Alam, not far from the border with Israel . We lived