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J.'A. works in Israel without a permit and lives in fear of the police; he prays to get through unscathed every time he undertakes the perilous journey from home to work,

Palestinian workers run through gap in Separation Barrier, southern West Bank. Photo: ‘Ammar ‘Awad, Reuters, 6 July 2013. Click on photo to enlarge I live in Beit Ula in the Hebron District of the Wes
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M.D., a certified nurse who works as a plasterer, sleeps on a mattress at the construction site, with no heat or facilities

Tarqumya Checkpoint, 9 June 2013. Photo: Haaretz. I live in the village of Beit Ula, which is in the Hebron District [the West Bank]. I work as a plasterer in the city of Beersheba, Israel. I have a d
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Despite having an Israeli work permit, ‘O.Kh. doesn’t return home all week due to tough conditions and long lines at the checkpoint

Photo by Ron Amir, 2012, from a series depicting the lives of Palestinians working in Israel. I live in Hebron with my wife and three children. Our eldest boy is seven years old. I have a permit to wo
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Lacking an Israeli work permit, A.H. remains confined for weeks at the construction site where he works

Photo by Ron Amir, 2012, from a series depicting the lives of Palestinians working in Israel. I live in Al-Fawar Refugee Camp in the West Bank, south of the city of Hebron. I work in construction in I
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Testimony: Israel restricts Manal a-Daqa's access to her land on the other side of the Separation Barrier, Tulkarm area, April 2010

Manal a-Daqa, farmer My husband and I had 28 dunams of olive and almond groves that he inherited from his father. When Israel built the Separation Barrier in 2002-2003, it expropriated seven dunams of
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Testimony: Soldiers assault elderly farmer while working his land next to the Separation Barrier, December 2009

Update: On 1 January 2012 the MAG Corps informed B'Tselem that upon conclusion of the investigation, the file had been closed. The grounds for closing the case were not given. Ahmad Ghanem, 75 I live
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Testimony: Israel prevents elderly resident of Bethlehem from harvesting his olives, which lie on the other side of the Separation Barrier, October 2009

Elias Mariyyeh, 80 I am eighty years old. I've seen a lot in my life. The most important thing to me is my land, which I can't get to. Nobody else in my family can get to our lands either, to plow the
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Testimony: Border Police break arm of Halimeh a-Shawamreh, near the Separation Barrier, Deir al-‘Asal al-Foqa, March 2009

Update: On 7 January 2010 the MPIU informed B'Tselem that upon conclusion of the investigation, the case was closed for lack of evidence. Halimeh a-Shawamreh, 57 I live in Deir al-‘Asal al-Foqa, a vil
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Testimony: Soldiers fire tear gas into yard of home in Nil'in and six-week-old baby is severely injured after inhaling the gas, May '08

Ghusun Nafa', 26 I live with my husband, Rabi' Fadel Nafa', 28, on the second floor of a house that belongs to his family, in the Baten a-Shajar area of Ni'lin Village. His parents live on the first f
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Testimony: Member of security forces threatens to jail 13-year-old girl who touched the Separation Barrier, Nu'man, 6 January 08

Hiba a-Dar'awi, 13 I live with my family in Nu'man and am in the seventh grade at the school in al-Khas. Every morning I walk from Nu'man to al-Khas and go through the checkpoint at the entrance to th