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Faten Nawabit, a high school teacher who moved to Burqah following her marriage, relates how hard it is to visit her family outside the village, and how the situation in the village affects her students

Faten Nawabit in her classroom. Photo: Iyad Hadad, B'Tselem, 1 April 2014 My family is from the village of Rantis. I was born in Kuwait because my father worked there, but we moved back to Rantis in 1
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Lana Kan'an, a 21-year-old student talks about the stifling feeling that comes of living in Burqah, a village surrounded by settlements and cut off from access roads

I live in Burqah. We are a family of ten: my parents, three sons and five daughters. My father is an educated man. He has a Master’s degree in engineering and he values education, so he made a real ef
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Testimony: Siege prevents reconstruction of schoolhouse partially destroyed in Operation Cast Lead, February 2010

Saed a-Sultan, principal In August 2009 I became the principal of the Abu J'afer al-Mansur Elementary and Middle School for Boys, which is comprised of grades six to nine. The school was built in 1994
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Testimony: Israel expels university student from Bethlehem to Gaza two months before she completes studies for a degree, October 2009

Berlanti ‘Azzam, Student Since I completed high school, I wanted to study at Bethlehem University because I heard it was a good university with a high academic level. In 2005, I was accepted as a busi
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Testimony: Imprisoned in Gaza, Mayada Mhana cannot complete her media studies in Cairo, July 2008 

Mayada Mhana , Student I am working temporarily as a teaching assistant at the Islamic University in the city. In 2003, I obtained a BA in press and media studies from the same university. After gradu
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Testimony: Rasha Abu Sha'ban is registered at a Scottish university but is not allowed to leave Gaza, July 2008

Rasha Abu Sha'ban , Student I have two married brothers, one studying in Gaza and the other in Britain, and two sisters at home. Last summer, I completed my studies at the Islamic University in Gaza a
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Testimony: IDF missile strikes schoolyard of school in northern Gaza Strip, killing a teacher and injuring three students, Feb. 2008

Tha'ir Qassem, high school student I live with my parents and six brothers and sisters in the Amal section of Beit Hanun. I go to the agricultural high school, which is situated in the north of Beit H
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Testimony: Students from Tel 'Adasah, near Bir Nabala, can't attned school because of the Separation Barrier, Sept. 2007

Amir K'abneh, 13 I have lived my whole life with my family in Tel '‘Adasah, which is located east of Bir Nabala. I have always gone to the Bir Nabala School for Boys. My two sisters, Zeinab, who is in
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Container Checkpoint: Border Police officers beat Palestinian student on his way to university, October 2003

Jum'a Ramis, age18, resident of 'Za'tara, Bethlehem District I live in 'Za'tara, which lies east of Bethlehem. I am a first-year law student at Abu Dis University. Today [October 1] was the first day
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IDF soldiers prevent Ghadfa Sawalmeh, from returning to her village of 'Asirah a-Shamaliya, July 2003

Ghadfa Sawalmeh, janitor, age 45, resident of 'Asira a-Shamaliya, Nablus District. I live in the village 'Asirah a-Shamaliya, which is four kilometers north of Nablus. I work as a janitor in the 'Abd