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Restrictions on Movement

Restricting movement is one of the main tools Israel employs to enforce its regime of occupation. Israel imposes restrictions on the movement of Palestinians within the West Bank, and travel between it and the Gaza Strip, into East Jerusalem, Israel, and abroad. When travel permits are required by Israel, they are given through a lengthy, non-transparent and arbitrary bureaucratic process. These conditions result in a life of constant uncertainty for Palestinians, making it difficult to perform simple tasks and plan their lives, and obstructs the development of a stable economy. 

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Military continues to harass children in the Gheith and a-Salaimeh neighborhoods of Hebron in order to leave area open to settlers

Palestinians who live in the Gheith and a-Salameih neighborhoods, as well as in other neighborhoods in Hebron, are subjected to extreme restrictions on their freedom of movement, as B’Tselem has documented many times. The military built a fence…

Arrested Development

A decade after construction began on the Separation Barrier, the harm to adjacent Palestinian communities is clear. With some two-thirds of the barrier completed, it has crippled agriculture along its route. By isolating communities from each other…

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