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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

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

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

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

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

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

Mu’taz al-‘Azayzeh, 15, lost his good friend in Operation Protective Edge

I’m a grade 11 student in ‘Abd al-Karim al-‘Akluk School in Deir al-Balah and live there with my family. I used to go to Rudolph Walter School, on Salah a-Din St. on the eastern side of Deir al-Balah.

Shadi Barakeh, 12, tells of his life after losing his father and home in Gaza in Operation Protective Edge

I’m in the sixth grade and I have seven brothers and sisters. One of my brothers and two of my sisters are married and don’t live with us. We live in the al-Barakeh neighborhood near the al-Shabeh Mos

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

‘Abla a-Nabahin of al-Maghazi R.C. recounts bombing of her home on 13 July 2014; her sister Laila al-‘Awedat, 34, was killed

I’m a widow. My husband was killed twelve years ago. Ever since, I’ve been living with my son Yasser, who is now 12 years old, in my family’s home in a-Za’fran, a neighborhood in a rural area of al-Ma