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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 severely beat four Palestinians on a trip to the Dead Sea, holding them for an entire night, April 2009

Update: On 3 August 2009 OC of MPIU Jerusalem District informed B'Tselem that after the complainants refused to provide testimony to the MPIU, the investigative procedure of the complaint would be dis

Testimony: Soldiers severely beat four Palestinians on a trip to the Dead Sea, holding them for an entire night , April 2009

Mahmoud Taqatqah, quarry worker Last Thursday night [2 April], after work, I called my friends who work with me in the quarry in Beit Fajjar: Muhammad Mahmud Diriyah, Saleh Mustafa Taqatqah, and Majid

Testimony: Settler shoots shepherd near the Shademot Mehola settlement, seriously wounding him, September 2007

Saleh Daraghmeh, shepherd Since I was a child, I have been wandering from place to place in the Jordan Valley with my sheep and cattle, looking for grazing land. For the past four months, I have staye

Soldiers confiscate identity card of Palestinian for remaining in the Jordan Valley without a permit, February 2006

Ra'id Sawaftah , father of five I am a resident of Tubas. For more than a year, I have been working as a plasterer in the village 'Ein al-Baida, where I stay with my mother's brothers, who live in the
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40 Degrees in the Shade: Civil Administration Destroys Homes of 48 People in Jordan Valley, including 31 Minors

Demolitions in the village of Fasayil today. Photo: 'Aref Daraghmeh, B'Tselem This morning, 18 Aug. 2015, Civil Administration and military representatives came to the village of Fasayil in the northe
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Retrospective of occupation films and personal video diaries in two B’Tselem special screenings during Tel Aviv Solidarity Film Festival

A selection of films produced by B’Tselem’s video department will be screened during the 2017 Solidarity Human Rights Film Festival at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. On Tuesday, 9 May at 7:00 P.M., the fe
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Israel renders 53 Palestinians homeless in August alone; 2016 home demolition rate highest since 2006

The spate of demolitions in the West Bank continues in full swing: in the past week and half, since the beginning of August 2016, Israel’s Civil Administration demolished 20 homes and 13 other structu
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Israeli authorities demolish Palestinian shepherding community in Jordan Valley

Update: On the day of the demolition, the six families received tents from the ICRC and erected them at a nearby site. This morning, 13.1.14 soldiers and Civil Administration officers arrived, took do