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A Day In The Life Of A Palestinian

A Palestinian may be stopped, harassed, and beaten anytime by an Israeli soldier or police officer. A Palestinian may be arrested for no reason at all.

Palestinian children throw stones and use slingshots against Israeli occupation while the Israeli Defense Army uses guns, tanks, Apache helicopters, and grenades on them. How can a stone equate to a gun?

An Israeli soldier hurls a stun grenade towards Palestinian protestors in the divided West Bank city of Hebron, December 29, 2000.

They bomb Palestinian homes and have no regard for the people living in them. Palestinian children live in constant fear.

A Palestinian man sits on the remains of his field near the Kfar Darom Jewish settlement in the Gaza strip after Israeli bulldozers leveled several Palestinian houses and plantations early December 18, 2000.

A Palestinian woman flashes victory signs as she sits on the remains of her home after Israeli troops demolished 10 Palestinian homes and leveled farms near the Jewish settlement of Dugit in the northern Gaza strip January 4, 2001.

A Palestinian woman cries after Israeli troops demolished her home January 4th, 2001.

Another demolished home.

Palestinians search the debris of their house which was destroyed by the Israeli Army in the West Bank town of El Arub. March 13, 2001.

Four year-old Palestinian George Nazzal points at his bicycle in his bedroom in the Palestinian town of Beit Jala after his home was shelled by Israeli helicopters.

Seif Talib al-Tirawi, 7, tries to retrieve a toy from the wreckage of his family's demolished house in the West Bank village of Rafat Wednesday Feb. 28, 2001.

A Palestinian woman sits in protest in front of an Israeli armored personnel carrier as Israeli bulldozers started to demolish two Palestinian houses, February 20, 2001 in an Israeli-controlled area of the West Bank near the city of Hebron.(Nayef Hashlamoun, Reuters)

Hussein Shananir, a 35-year-old Palestinian man, looks at his destroyed house in the West Bank town of Beit Jalla Tuesday Feb. 20, 2001.(Elizabeth Dalziel, AP)

Palestinians constantly suffer the pain and agony of losing a family member or friend. There is a funeral almost everyday.

Palestinian women mourn their dead in a Gaza cemetery on the first day of the four-day Muslim Eid el-Fitr, ending the month of Ramadan, December 27, 2000.

The brother of Palestinian Maher Mohammed Aseidi, shot dead by Israeli troops, gives a final look at Aseidi's body.

The brother of Sabri Khadera farmer who was shot dead by Israeli soldiers while tending his fields near the Jewish settlement of Dugit north of Gaza Strip, says his final farewell during his funeral January 2, 2001.

A young boy kisses the corpse of 26-year old Ziad Ayad as Palestinian relatives pray March 11, 2001 over the body of the farmer, who Israeli soldiers shot to death while working on his farm near the Karni Crossing in the Gaza Strip.

The uncle, left, Khalil Helles, and the grandfather Ahmed of 13-year-old Palestinian boy Mohammed Mahmoud Helles pray over his body. The boy died Friday after being shot on Feb. 27 by Israeli Army soldiers in the head near the Karni crossing in eastern Gaza strip.

A relative kisses the forehead of slain 15-year-old Palestinian Hussam al Dessy during his funeral ceremony in the West Bank town of Qalandia, February 27, 2001.

Nine-year-old Palestinian boy, Obei Darraj, is buried at a cemetery of the West Bank town of El Bireh Saturday, March 3, 2001. Darraj was in his home on Friday when he was shot and killed by gunfire coming from the nearby Jewish settlement of Psagot.

Fayzeh Ghandour, 36, weeps at the graveside of her brother Ahmed Ghandour, at the al-Shuhada cemetery in the West Bank town of El-Bireh Monday March 5, 2001. The graves of loved ones are traditionally visited on Eid al-Adha, the four-day Muslim Feast of the Sacrifice, which begins Monday.

Hadija al-Shaer cries after Israeli bulldozers destroyed the olive trees of her land in the outskirts of the southern Gaza town of Rafah after it was destroyed by Israeli Army bulldozers Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001. According to Palestinian witnesses Israelis also destroyed a police post and a gas station.

A Palestinian woman grieves in front of a pool of blood at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Sara, the little girl in the picture, was only 18 months old when a she was shot and killed in the arms of her father. Palestinian parents endure the pain and heartache of the death of a child.

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