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Effects of the bombing of the Gaza power plant on the residents, 2006

Since Israel bombed the Gaza power plant, the lives of the Habil family, owners of a sewing workshop, have revolved around the few hours a day in which the electricity supply is renewed. ...
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Ruin and Humiliation – Qalqilya, 2007

During a search for wanted persons in Qalqilya, soldiers destroyed seven housing units and forced male residents of the neighborhood to strip in front of their families and neighbors – on...
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Palestinians displaced by Operation Cast Lead living in tents, 2009

According to the UN, Israel destroyed 3,500 homes in the Gaza Strip during Operation Cast Lead. Some of the displaced persons now live in tents, in harsh conditions. Participants in B’Tse...
Testimony

Muhammad Abu Halub, pensioner, recalls his orchard, destroyed during Operation Protective Edge

I retired from my position with the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education in 2005. I live with my family in a three-room house in Beit Lahiya. We’ve lived here since 1964. We had a 0.5 hectare p
Testimony

May Hamadah, a quadriplegic, describes life since being wounded last year when a special needs hostel was bombed

May Hamadah in her room at the hostel's new residence. Photo: Muhammad Sa’id, B'Tselem, 1 July 2015 I am a quadriplegic and have lived in a hostel for people with disabilities since childhood. I also
Testimony

Maha Abu Mutlaq, a 17-year-old high school student, describes life since her home was destroyed in Protective Edge

I’m in the 12th grade in the girls’ high school in Khuza’ah. I’m in the science stream and have almost finished my matriculation exams. For almost a year, ever since the Israeli military destroyed our
Testimony

Maryam Abu Raya describes bombing of a-Zafer Tower, where she and her family used to live

My husband passed away in 1995. In 1997 I bought an apartment on the ninth floor of the a-Zafer Tower and lived there with my children. Over time, they got married and moved out. Two of them now live
Testimony

Mayadah Zaqut recalls bombing that killed her husband in their apartment, and bombing of their entire building several weeks later

My husband, ‘Ahed Zaqut, was 49. He worked as a clerk in the Sports Department of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation and was also a coach in several soccer clubs in Gaza. I lived with ‘Ahed and
Testimony

Testimony: One year after Operation Cast Lead, the al-'Athamneh family , from ‘Izbat ‘Abd Rabo, is still living in a tent, December 2009

Nawal al-'Athamneh , 59 I live with my family in ‘Izbat ‘Abd Rabo, east of the Jabalya refugee camp. We have lived here for 30 years. We built a three-story building in which my husband and I live wit
Press Release

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