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Restrictions on Movement

Restricting movement is one of the main tools Israel employs to enforce its regime of occupation. Israel imposes restrictions on the movement of Palestinians within the West Bank, and travel between it and the Gaza Strip, into East Jerusalem, Israel, and abroad. When travel permits are required by Israel, they are given through a lengthy, non-transparent and arbitrary bureaucratic process. These conditions result in a life of constant uncertainty for Palestinians, making it difficult to perform simple tasks and plan their lives, and obstructs the development of a stable economy. 

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Israeli soldiers detain Palestinian ambulance at gunpoint during protest in the village of Beit Sira

On Friday, 8 March 2109, at about 12:30 P.M., a demonstration of about 200 local residents took place in the village of Beit Sira, Ramallah District, to protest the killing of two Palestinians. The two men – Amir Dar Daraj, 21, from Kharbatha al-…

Expel and Exploit

The report B’Tselem published today shows how Israel has been taking over Palestinian rural space, fragmenting it, dispossessing its residents of land and water, and handing over these areas to settlers. The process is illustrated through a case…

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