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A woman in her 30s from the northern West Bank city of Ramallah said she stopped at a checkpoint in the village of Kafr Dura last Friday to buy food and cigarettes.
The driver of the truck, whom she did not identify, pulled up beside her, said the woman, who gave her first name as Maher, and said, “I’ve been waiting for you.”
The woman, whose hair is mussed by age and is wearing a thick black headscarf, said she was not sure if she was pregnant, but was curious about the man’s ethnicity.
“I have a boyfriend,” the woman said.
“My parents are Palestinian.”
She added that the driver asked if she had an ID card and when she refused, he asked her whether she wanted to go home.
“He said, ‘You are a woman and we will take you home.’
I said, No, I am a human being.”
Maher said that the woman had been driving for a company that provides goods for Palestinian farmers and that she did so because she wanted “to help them.”
She said she had asked for the ID she was wearing when she was stopped, which was a valid Israeli ID card.
“This is how they treat us,” Maher added.
“They treat us like second-class citizens.
They treat us as animals.
We want to help them.
After the driver took Maher to his house, he returned to her truck and gave her another ID card, she said. “
We are Palestinian, and they treat our situation as second class.”
After the driver took Maher to his house, he returned to her truck and gave her another ID card, she said.
When she went to buy some cigarettes, the driver said, the truck pulled up to the checkpoint and a man from the police asked what she wanted.
Maher told him to “go to the police station.”
“The police asked me if I wanted to give them a statement,” she said, referring to the incident.
“But I said that I didn’t want to.
The police said, you can’t do that.
The man told her that the officer would find out about her complaint, she added. “
She said that she told the man that she was a Palestinian and that if he took her to a Palestinian checkpoint, “he would take away her right to life.
“The man told her that the officer would find out about her complaint, she added.
The woman said that, the next day, a police officer came to her house and asked to speak with her.
She said that he asked, “Why are you not working?”
She said the officer said that Maher was a “criminal,” and that the officers would find a solution to her problems.
She added, “This kind of behavior of the police is not acceptable.”
The police officer told the woman that they were investigating the incident, but did not mention the incident to the woman.
In the end, the woman decided to speak to a lawyer. “
At that point, the police told me that they would take action,” Mahe said.
In the end, the woman decided to speak to a lawyer.
“She went to the Palestinian police station.
I’m a woman. “
The lawyer told them, ‘No, you cannot do this to me.
I’m a woman.
“There were several days of silence,” Mahed said. “
The lawyer asked the police if she could talk to the officer. “
There were several days of silence,” Mahed said.
The lawyer asked the police if she could talk to the officer.
“That was a very difficult moment,” she added, adding that she had been harassed by the police since she filed the complaint.
She went to another Palestinian police office and said that there was a police complaint lodged against her.
“In a few days, I was summoned to the office and told that I could go home,” Mahes said.
She explained that she could not go home and she did call her husband to say that she would like to go back to work.
The husband came to the station and she told him that she wanted him to take her to the hospital, which is in the West Bank.
“On Friday, [Maher] went to work, but the next morning she woke up at home and went to a police station to file a report,” she explained.
She told the police that she found a note in the mailbox saying that the letter had been delivered to her.
On Sunday, the husband received a summons from the Palestinian security service saying that Mahes had violated the law.
The wife said that after she filed a complaint, the Palestinian officer called her to say he would take care of the matter.
She did not give him her name, saying she feared that he would be angry at her.
After the police called Maher and asked her to come to a