""I feel like a slave," says 21-year-old Palestinian Musanna Khalil Mohammed Rabbaye.
"But I have no alternative," he says, as he waits among a group of sun-beaten men in dusty work boots outside the Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim.
The phrase comes up again and again as the labourers try to explain why they spend their days hammering and shovelling to help build the Jewish settlements eating into the land they want for a future state of Palestine.
Mr Rabbaye wants to be a journalist and is trying to fund his studies.
Jaffar Khalil Kawazba, 24, says he is supporting his 10 brothers and sisters as his father is too ill to work. Fahd Sayara, 40, is trying to fund treatment for his disabled child." (Thanks Muna)