Since 1967, Israel has prevented the growth of Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley by cutting off their water supply or declaring large areas as live fire zones.
Amira Hass is the Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Territories.
Born in Jerusalem in 1956, Hass joined Haaretz in 1989, and has been in her current position since 1993. As the correspondent for the territories, she spent three years living in Gaza, which served of the basis for her widely acclaimed book, "Drinking the Sea at Gaza." She has lived in the West Bank city of Ramallah since 1997.
Hass is also the author of two other books, both of which are compilations of her articles.
Non-active Israel Air Force pilot who authored the "pilots' letter" of 2003, signed by 27 IAF pilots who said they would refuse to fly over the occupied territories.
There are about 35,000 Palestinians who live in the West Bank but are registered as Gazans. Due to Israel's successful 20-year-old policy of isolating the population of the Strip, they are in permanent danger of deportation.
The flow of goods into Gaza may have eased - but for Palestinians, restrictions on movement remain tight.
Why Palestinian intelligence summons for investigation villagers active against the separation wall.
IDF investigation of Gaza war crimes, including point-blank killing of civilians in front of their families, has yielded a scapegoat.
Were it not for Mohammed Abu Tir's red beard, this would perhaps be only a marginal news item: Israel is working to expel four Palestinian residents of Jerusalem affiliated with Hamas from the city of their birth.
Israel's restrictions on diesel oil and the rivalry between the Palestinian factions are causing the electricity cuts in Gaza.
Shin Bet spokesperson's office tells Haaretz the security service does not summon children to be interrogated and this case was obviously a mistake.