Monday, September 15, 2014

Essential resources on Palestine from B'Tselem

The Israeli human rights outfit B'Tselem has just won the 2014 Stockholm Human Rights Award.

In my opinion, part of the reason it deserves the reward is for its massive and careful documentation effort. Check out, for instance, this amazing interactive map of the West Bank, delineating Areas A, B and C, checkpoints, settlements, barriers, tunnel entrances, and so on.

And then there is this pie chart of Area C, which I found at B'Tselem's report on Israel's latest West Bank land grab, of 380 hectares. Absolutely essential for making sense of what is happening in Area C. Israel's occupation of the West Bank and its ongoing colonization is all about creating facts on the ground. B'Tselem is scrupulously documenting them, item by item.

Check out all B'Tselem's resources here.

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