A Palestinian teenager describes the physical and psychological torture he endured while imprisoned in an Israeli jail for throwing stones, and how his chronic illness went untreated in what his family say was a deliberate attempt by the prison authorities as further punishment. Read more about "Sometimes I feel my stomach will explode": Israel subjects teen prisoner to medical negligence
The West Bank village of Beit Ommar is encircled by no less than five illegal settlements. Water is regularly cut off and private wells are illegal. Meanwhile, in the settlements, swimming pools and fountains are de rigeur. Read more about Repression and resistance sharpening in Beit Ommar
Located just north of Hebron in the occupied West Bank, the entrance to the Palestinian village of Beit Ommar is also the site of an Israeli military post. A large yellow gate is opened and closed at the will of the Israeli army, which can cut off the inhabitants of the town from the rest of the West Bank at any time. Jody McIntyre interviews Beit Ommar resident Amal al-Montallab for The Electronic Intifada. Read more about "They don't want our boys educated"