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Military disrupting life in Deir Abu Mash’al for 2 weeks, since 3 residents killed Border Police officer

The Palestinian village of Deir Abu Mash'al lies some 25 kilometers northwest of Ramallah. It has a population of about 5,000, many of whom work in Ramallah. About 150 of the residents work in Israel
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Night-time raid, 13 Nov. 2013: Military and ISA take over home of Burin principal, convert it to interrogation center

The village of Burin. Photo courtesy of the village council. On Wednesday, 13 November 2013, shortly before 3 A.M., the ‘Umran family of the village of Burin, south of Nablus, were awakened by knockin
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Soldiers take 13-yr-old from home in 'Azzun, abandon him 1.5 km away after dark

The boys' home in 'Azzun. Left to right: Home of Baraa 'Enayeh's family and home of Ihab 'Enayeh's family. Photo by Abdulkarim Sadi, B'Tselem, 26 March 2017 On Saturday afternoon, 25 February 2017, at
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Military forces some 80 residents of Ibziq, half of them minors, to spend two nights away from home because of military training

Today, 20 November 2016, Civil Administration officials arrived at the community of Ibziq, north of Tubas, and told 14 families who live near the Separation Barrier and number 78 people, including 42
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Israel’s security forces punish residents of the village of Kobar for an attack perpetrated by a Kobar resident, July-August 2017

Nearly three weeks after the stabbing attack in Halamish, the military continues to impose collective punishment on the residents of Kubar, the village where the assailant lived. Very early this morni
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Israeli security forces punish town of Silwad, near Ramallah, for car-ramming attack by local resident

On 6 April 2017, Malek Hamed – a resident of the Palestinian town of Silwad – carried out a car-ramming attack at a hitchhiking station at the intersection near the settlement of Ofra, Ramallah Distri
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In midnight raids, Israeli soldiers enter homes in Nablus District, wake families, and use young men as human shields

On two separate occasions in January and February 2017, large numbers of troops entered the villages of Beit Furik and Burin in Nablus District late at night. The soldiers went into numerous homes and
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Violent nighttime search by Israeli military in home of Muhammad al-Faqih’s widow raises suspicion of deliberate harassment

On 27 July 2016 Israeli security forces killed Muhammad al-Faqih in the village of Surif, south of Bethlehem. According to the Israel Security Agency (ISA), Al-Faqih fired at the troops from the house
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Israeli security forces enter 2 homes in Hebron area, strip search family members - including children - and wreak havoc

In January and February of 2017, B’Tselem documented two incidents in which Israeli security forces, some of them masked, entered homes, ordered family members to take off their clothes in one room, a
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Israel destroying Gaza’s fishing sector

Fishermen at Gaza's fishing port. Photo by Suhaib Salem, Reuters, 4 April 2016 In 2000, Gaza had about 10,000 fishermen. Today, the Gaza Fishermen’s Association has only some 4,000 fishermen registere