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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04134
Date : 27/05/2022
Caption : West Bank, Nablus governorate, Beita village. The man is still suffering from a leg injury he received in 2021 during a confrontation in Jabal Sabih with the Israeli Defence Forces. Palestinian villagers have expressed their opposition to Israeli settlers' attempts to re-establish an outpost in Jabal Sabih, in violation of the law.
Photographer : HABJOUQA, Tanya
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Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website article, 25.08.2022:
"It Has Changed My Life Forever:

Since May 2021, ten Palestinians have been killed, including two children, and many were injured or left with disabilities as a result of confrontations in Jabal Sabih in Beita. Amid attempts by Israeli settlers to re-establish an outpost on Jabal Sabih contrary to the law, Palestinian villagers have expressed their opposition in the form of marches and protests, bringing them into confrontations with the Israel Defense Forces.

Beita is home to 15,000 residents. Each household has gone through a misfortune over the last year. If you enter any house and ask what they've been through, it is either that they have lost someone, faced injury, or have someone in the family who is disabled or imprisoned," explained Saeed Mohammad Ahmad Hamayil, whose 16-year-old son, Mohammad, was killed last June.

These are five testimonies we collected in Beita about how their lives have changed since the confrontations started in 2021.
One year with no income – "I don't know how we're going to survive" - Nimer Suleiman, 33-year-old construction worker :

"My name is Nimer Suleiman. I was born in Beita. I have three sons and have been married for seven years.

My father gave me this land, and I built my house from the income I earned from my work in construction. I kept saving up for five years while I was engaged. I used to work tirelessly to earn enough money to start a family. Since I built the house, I've had debts of about 20,000 shekels. Since my injury, people have been asking for their money, and I have been asking them to be patient until I can return to work. I have not been able to work for the last year – that's one year with no income. Sometimes, we can't even put bread on the table. I keep borrowing money.

The pain is unbearable. I live on painkillers. One bullet hit my thigh, the other is still in my body. The doctors say they cannot get it out as the risk of being paralyzed forever is too great. I can't play with my children. When my son asked me to play ball, I tried but felt excruciating pain. I tried to work for two days; it was unbearable. My livelihood has been taken away from me. I want to protect my land and children's future. We have nothing left because of the occupation. I used to work at the stone quarry in Beita, but the injury has completely destroyed me. When my kids ask me for things, I have to tell them I have nothing. It would be good to own a business – a small shop, grocery, or something to live off. My wife doesn't have a diploma and doesn't work. I don't know how we're going to survive."
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