Times of Israel reports, “Palestinian protesters clashed violently with security forces overnight Tuesday as the army surveyed the family home of a Palestinian who killed an IDF soldier, ahead of its demolition. Israel Defense Forces units arrived in the al-Am’ari refugee camp near Ramallah to map the home of Islam Yousef Abu Hamid, who killed Ronen […]
We don’t need to argue about Balfour or show title deeds to prove we exist. We simply need to show the historical maps of Palestine says historian Salman Abu Sitta, who has made this his life’s work. He has had no help or interest from the Palestinian leadership, about which he is scathing. “In the absence of true representation of Palestinians, the Israeli regime has gone wild. It removed every mask from its face. It became openly racist”.
Despite innumerable diplomatic and political reproaches and votes of censure from EU, UN and even US bodies, Israeli encroachment on, and seizure of, Palestinian land has been continuous since 1967 with two breaks: the withdrawal from Gaza, 2005, and the Oslo Accords which made the small enclaves of Areas A and B off-limits to Israelis.
Page last updated 29 Oct 2015 Introduction We offer this series of timelines and maps in order to support this ORIGINS OF AND BACKGROUND TO THE CONFLICT section. Do let us know if you come across others that would be worth linking to. Timelines 1. Chronology from November 1947 to 2006 This chronology, from Avi […]
Many thanks to our friends at ICAHD for these fascinating and enlightening maps which really throw light on the details of the infrastructure of the occupation.
Page last updated 23 Oct 2015 Introduction Israel occupied the West Bank, including Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, as well as the Syrian Golan Heights, in June 1967. Occupations by definition are temporary, yet Israel remains in this “temporary” state after 48 years and counting… Maps provide a graphic introduction to the fragmentation and disruption of […]
Jack Khoury writes in Haaretz on 25 September 2021: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ taped speech on Friday to the United Nations General Assembly was directed primarily at the international community and less to the Palestinians. He senses anger and frustration bubbling below the surface among the Palestinian public, as well as the erosion of confidence […]
Joshua Shanes writes in Haaretz on 21 July 2021: Much of the Jewish world is once again enraged about the allegedly unfair treatment of Israel. Monday morning, the parent company of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream announced that they would no longer sell their products in the “Occupied Palestinian territories,” i.e. Jewish settlements in the […]
Nir Hasson writes in Haaretz, 15 June 2021, “A nonprofit settler group took over a building in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood that belongs to the family of Michael Ben-Yair, a former attorney general and retired District Court judge. The group controlled the building for years, collecting rent totaling hundreds of thousands of shekels from Palestinian […]
Nadda Osman reports in Middle East Eye: Israeli far-right politician Naftali Bennett is being ridiculed online after sharing a video on Twitter that showed an image of a hospital in Pakistan as he claimed that Hamas uses one of Gaza’s main hospitals as its headquarters. Bennett, a former minister of defence, posted the video on 20 May and tagged public figures […]