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Testimony of Maryam Nassar, whose son Ya’qub was shot in the stomach by Border Police on 8 January 2009, when he was 12, in al-Fawwar Refugee Camp, Hebron District

I live with my husband, Fayeq Nassar, 55. He has diabetes and high blood pressure. We have nine children. Ya’aqub, who is now 20, is my eldest son. On Thursday, 8 January 2009, Ya’qub was hit by a bul
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Testimony of Jawaher a-Zaghlul whose son Hassan was shot in the leg on 13 October 2015, when he was 22, near the Gaza perimeter fence

My son Hassan dropped out of school when he was in junior high and started working as a peddler. Sometimes he sold simple things such as parsley and green herbs or clothespins at a market stall. At ot
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Testimony of Hiyam Sarhaneh, whose son Mus’ab was hit in the eye by a rubber-coated metal bullet on 27 Sept. 2013, when he was six, at al-Fawwar R.C.

On 27 September 2013, my son Mu’sab was hit in the right eye by a rubber-coated metal bullet. He was six years old and he lost the eye. That day, we were walking over to his uncle’s house near the mai
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Testimony of ‘Ata Sabah, who was shot in the chest by a soldier on 20 May 2013, when he was 12, in al-Jalazun Refugee Camp, Ramallah District

I was only twelve years old when I was injured. I didn’t know anything about the military or about demonstrations. I was afraid of soldiers and too scared to take part in demonstrations. My school is
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Testimony of Yunes ‘Udwan, who was shot in the back on 8 August 2014, when he was 18, in ‘Azzun, Qalqiliyah District

On Friday, 8 August 2014, after the Friday prayers, a protest march began in the village, heading towards the eastern part of ‘Azzun, where there's a closed metal gate. Near the gate, clashes began wi
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Testimony of Basmah Mansur, 48, who was shot in the face on 12 February 2004 while inside her home in Nablus

On Thursday, 12 February 2004, at around 12:30 P.M. – I was at home with my daughters. A few of them were playing out in the yard and I was cooking and setting the table for lunch. I heard gunfire and
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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
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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
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Mu’taz al-‘Azayzeh, 16, tells how much he misses a friend killed in Protective Edge

I just finished the 11th grade. In July it will be a year since my friend ‘Alaa Abu Dahruj was killed. He was killed in the war, when he and his family fled their home because of artillery fire and we
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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