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Amal Shbeir, of Gaza, tells of her 17-year-old son’s death in Jan. 2017, after Israel refused him entry for heart surgery

Ahmad was born in 1999. A week after he was born, a neighbor of ours who is a cardiologist came over to our house to congratulate us. She told us to go to hospital because she saw Ahmad’s skin had a b
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Paramedic and photojournalist killed during an attempt to evacuate wounded people from a-Shuja'iyeh

Palestinian woman walks past the wreckage of an ambulance in Beit Hanoun town. Suhaib Salem, Reuters, 1 August, 2014 I work as a paramedic. On Saturday, 19 July 2014, at around 11:00 P.M., I was at wo
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Ambulance driver Rami 'Ali recounts attacks that killed paramedic 'Aaed al-Bura'i and injured team sent to rescue him, both despite coordination with Red Crescent

Beit Hanoun resident leave town during brief humanitarian ceasefire. Photo: Muhammad Sabah, B’Tselem, 26 July 2014 On Friday afternoon, 25 July 2014, I was working at the medical emergency call center
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Testimony: Soldier delayed patient’s evacuation from Old City of Hebron, 8 May 2012

Yusri Abu Turki, ambulance driver I have worked as an ambulance driver for the Palestinian Red Crescent since 2007. Since the beginning of 2012, I have been stationed at the new Red Crescent trauma ce
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Testimony: ISA prevents young man with rare disease from traveling to East Jerusalem for treatment

Kamel a-Taramsi I live with my parents and my ten brothers and sisters in an apartment in the Jabalya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. In 2002 my hands began to swell. The swelling spread thro
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Mahmoud a-Najar, 15, from Gaza, who for 16 days was denied entry to Israel to receive treatment, died in January 2011 in East Jerusalem hospital

Wafa a-Najar, 46 My son Mahmoud, who is 15, was hospitalized on 4 December 2010 at a-Shifaa Hospital, in Gaza City. He underwent tests and was found to have leukemia. Since then, we have all been suff
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For 16 days, Israel delays arrival of Mahmud a-Najar, 15, at hospital in East Jerusalem for cancer treatment, Jan. 2011

Mahmoud a-Najar, 15 On 17 October 2010, a Monday, I was at home because it was a festival. Around 11:30 A.M., my mother returned from the market, and I went down to help carry up the things she had bo
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Testimony: Israel arrests wounded man at Erez Crossing, Nov. '09

Samir 'Asfur, 52 My son Ahmad, 19, was injured on 9 January 2009 by fragments of missiles that were fired by an unmanned aerial vehicle and landed next to our house, east of Khan Yunis, in New ‘Abasan
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Testimony: Young girl dies in Gaza after waiting two months for a permit to enter Israel for treatment

Amal Heji, 38 My brother's daughter, Fidaa Talal Salim Heji, began to suffer from health problems around March 2007, when she was fifteen. Among other things, she lost a lot of weight, about twenty ki
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Testimony: Soldiers brutally beat Muhammad Id'is near a-Tuwani Village and Shani Checkpoint, Sept. 2009

Update: On 13 May 2013 the MAG Corps informed B'Tselem that the investigation file had been closed. The grounds for closing the case were not given. Muhammad Id'is, Driver I live in Beit ‘Amra, which