The different legal systems under which Israelis and Palestinians are tried apply to children as well. As +972 has consistently documented, Palestinian children arrested by the army are treated by the military court system as "potential terrorists." The visual below demonstrates what would happen should two 12-year-old boys, one Israeli and one Palestinian, get arrested for fighting. One would swiftly be brought before a judge, given access to a lawyer, tried and spared jail time. The other could face two years in jail without trial. This illustration is the eighth in a series of infographics on Palestinian civilian life under occupation.…Read More... | 34 Comments
Despite sharing a national identity, the Palestinian people are parceled into differential categories along geographical, socioeconomic, humanitarian, political and civilian lines determined by Israel: Palestinians holding Israeli citizenship, residents of East Jerusalem, those living in the West Bank, those in the Gaza Strip, and the refugees. In this seventh illustration in a series of infographics on Palestinian civilian life under occupation, see the divisions that dictate Palestinian existence. By Michal Vexler Sources: Palestinians living within 1948 borders of Israel Demography of the West Bank UNRWA statistics on refugees B'Tselem: Fishing restrictions in Gaza Strip Michal Vexler is a designer and…Read More... | 37 Comments
Israel controls the access to water from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea. Its disproportionate allocation of water, the settlements' takeover of natural springs, and the prohibition against maintaining and constructing water cisterns in the West Bank without Israeli permits make water a sparse commodity for Palestinians. This illustration is the sixth in a series of infographics on Palestinian civilian life under occupation. By Michael Vexler Sources: B'Tselem: The Shared Water Sources and the Control Over Them Amnesty International: Troubled Waters: Palestinians Denies Fair Access to Water United Nations OCHA: The Humanitarian Impact of the Takeover of Palestinian Water Springs by Israeli Settlers Michal Vexler is a designer…Read More... | 17 Comments
American tax dollars go a long way in sustaining West Bank settlements, the Israeli army and corporations profiting from the occupation. This illustration is the fifth in a series of infographics on the effect of the occupation on the Palestinian civilian population. By Michal Vexler Sources: Who Profits Why is the U.S. delaying $3 billion in military aid to Israel? (Hebrew - Globes) U.S. approves $205 million in aid for Iron Dome (Hebrew - nrg) A Conservative Estimate of Total Direct U.S. Aid to Israel: Almost $114 Billion (Washington Report on Middle East Affairs) Exported Israeli settlement products (Innovative Minds) ————————— Michal Vexler is…Read More... | 10 Comments
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 infographics on the effect of the occupation on the Palestinian civilian population. By Michal Vexler 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. Previous posts in this series: Visualizing Occupation: Palestinian Prisoners’ Day – the numbers…Read More... | 24 Comments
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 Sources: Protest in Nabi Saleh, West Bank Protest in…Read More... | 10 Comments
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 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 and an activist. Previous posts in this series:…Read More... | 14 Comments
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 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.Read More... | 6 Comments
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