This report examines the ongoing role of Israel's systematic and criminal programme of forced evictions in mandate Palestine. Our fieldwork took us from East Jerusalem and Ramallah, to the northern reaches of the Jordan Valley, Yafa [Jaffa] and unrecognized villages near Tel Aviv, to Hebron in the southern West Bank, Bethlehem and into the heart of the Negev where 70,000 desert Palestinian Bedouins are under threat of mass forced displacement.
Reports and Publications
Forced evictions in Israel-Palestine
- 09 July 2014
- Amelia Smith & Penny Green
The girl refugee: Bride business and Palestinian-Syrian mothers on love, education and stateless struggles
- 29 May 2014
- Henriette Johansen
Last week, Facebook banned "Syrian refugees for marriage", a page that had had numerous complaints about its abusive message. Promoting the capitalisation of vulnerable Syrian refugee girls and their desperate families, such online gateways for contracted, candid sexual exploitation and trafficking of very young girls have led to tragic consequences. As the situation of Syrian refugees worsens, and with little optimism for the future, families are in some cases forced to accept "offers" in the hope that they will secure futures for their daughters. "She agreed to it so she could help her family," said one mother in Beirut's Shatila refugee camp, "but ever since she went to Jordan, she calls her mother every day, crying, that she hates it there."
The forced expulsion of Palestinians
- 21 May 2014
- Sawsan Ramahi
"A land without a people for a people without a land" is a Zionist myth upon which Jewish settlers have occupied Palestine. The same concept has been behind the ethnic cleansing of the land who were indeed living therein, through murder, threats and forced expulsion.
North Lebanon on the verge of war
- 14 May 2014
- Henriette Johansen
Sectarian strife, catalysed by chronic national marginalisation, severe economic and infrastructural decline and state negligence are all combining to push the once-prosperous commercial hub of Tripoli in north Lebanon to the brink of war. This lethal concoction, arguably reflective of the general state of affairs in Lebanon, was the focus of a recent conference held by HRW (Human Rights Watch) and the Carnegie think-tank in Beirut.