Maya Horodniceanu and Nir Hasson report in Haaretz on 6 April 2022: The days when construction in East Jerusalem opened news broadcasts and rocked U.S.-Israeli relations may have passed, but on the ground Jerusalem keeps on morphing: Jewish neighborhoods are being built or planned beyond the Green Line in places like Har Homa, Givat Hamatos, […]
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 […]
Haaretz reports on 14 October 2023: Hamas terrorists who attacked Israel’s Gaza border communities last Saturday were found with detailed maps and documentation, indicating their intention to take over educational institutions and abduct citizens, including children. On Friday, the New York Times and NBC News released two extensive articles detailing how the attack was meticulously […]
In Mondoweiss, the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD) Senior Advisor on the Question of Palestine, Dr. Lex Takkenberg, reflects on the plight of the Palestinian people, who have been deprived of their homeland in the century-old confrontation with Zionism and Israel, three decades after the conclusion of the Oslo Accords. Building on British […]
Vera Sajrawi writes in +972 May 15, 2023 This is the first in a two-part series by +972 editor Vera Sajrawi retracing her family’s Nakba stories. Invisibility is a painful human experience. My family is living proof. When Zionist militias captured 78 percent of historic Palestine in 1948, expelling about 750,000 Palestinians from what became the State of […]