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Visualizing Occupation

Do Palestinians have autonomy in the West Bank? What’s the difference between areas A, B, and C? Can Palestinian civilians protest? Go to the beach? Who profits from the occupation? Michal Vexler on these questions and more, in a series of striking infographics on the effect of the occupation on Palestinian civilians.

  • Visualizing Occupation: Freedom of movement

    Whereas West Bank settlers can travel freely between Israel and the West Bank, Palestinian movement is governed by the Israeli security establishment. This illustration is the fourth in a series of graphics on the effect of the occupation on the Palestinian civilian population. For more striking infographics click here. By Michal Vexler  >For the entire Visualizing Occupation series click here Source: Machsom Watch: Invisible prisoners ————————— Michal Vexler is a designer and an activist. This work – a part of a series of infographics regarding the effect of the occupation on the Palestinian civilian population – is presented here with her permission.…

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  • Visualizing Occupation: The right (or privilege) to protest?

    Israel and its defenders often boast that it is the "only democracy in the Middle East," where people can openly express opposition to government policies. However, when comparing a protest in Tel Aviv for "social justice" with one in the West Bank for Palestinian rights,  it becomes clear that the freedom to demonstrate and the means used to disperse them depend on where you are and who you are. This illustration is the third in a series of infographics on the effect of the occupation on the Palestinian civilian population. By Michal Vexler  >For the entire Visualizing Occupation series click here Sources:…

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  • Visualizing Occupation: Ethnic cleansing

    The Oslo Accords divided the West Bank in a manner ostensibly meant to ensure some Palestinian control. However, Israel’s settlement growth, military control and land confiscation render true Palestinian autonomy  impossible. This illustration is the second in a series of infographics on the effect of the occupation on the Palestinian civilian population. By Michal Vexler  >For the entire Visualizing Occupation series click here Sources: OCHA: The Planning Regime Applied by Israeli in Area C of the West Bank ICAHD: Obstacles to Peace Peace Now: Settlements in the West Bank - facts and numbers (Hebrew) Wikipedia - Bantustan Michal Vexler is a designer…

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  • Visualizing Occupation: Palestinian Prisoners' Day - the numbers

    Israel arrests more than nine Palestinians per day on average. Currently, 320 Palestinians are held in prison by Israel without trial. Today, April 17, 2012, marks Palestinian Prisoners' Day. By Michal Vexler  >For the entire Visualizing Occupation series click here Sources: Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian peace B'Tselem Haaretz http://nolegalfrontiers.org Michal Vexler is a designer and an activist. This work - a part of a series of infographics regarding the effect of the occupation on the Palestinian civilian population - is presented here with her permission.  >For the entire Visualizing Occupation series click here

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