The Bedouin community of Umm Al Khair is located in the West Bank’s South Hebron Hills. Because Umm Al Khair falls into Area C, which is under Israeli control, residents face restricted water access, no public services, little freedom of movement, and severe building limitations. In general, the Israeli Civil Administration does not issue construction permits for Palestinians. Villages are unable to expand and Israeli forces frequently demolish existing structures. This photo essay tells the story of one Palestinian village that has been squeezed by Israeli policies.