Fact Sheets

The Crisis in Gaza
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The Crisis in Gaza

The immediate cause of the current crisis in Gaza is the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority’s efforts to pressure its rival Hamas and to curry favor with the Trump administration. However, the appalling conditions that the nearly 2 million Palestinians in Gaza are forced to endure are ultimately the result of 50 years of Israeli military rule over the tiny coastal enclave and a cruel and illegal siege and naval blockade.

on June 19, 2017
50 Years of Israeli Military Rule, 70 Years of Palestinian Dispossession
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50 Years of Israeli Military Rule, 70 Years of Palestinian Dispossession

The policies of discrimination and displacement that Israel has implemented against Palestinians in the lands it has military occupied since the 1967 war are part of a larger program of dispossession of Palestinians dating to Israel’s establishment in 1948 and encompassing Palestinians citizens of Israel as well.

on June 8, 2017
Israel’s Mass Incarceration of Palestinians
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Israel’s Mass Incarceration of Palestinians

Since occupying the Palestinian West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza during the June 1967 war, Israel has imprisoned nearly a million Palestinians, including nonviolent human rights activists, in an attempt to crush any resistance to its military rule and theft of Palestinian land for its illegal settlement enterprise.

on June 7, 2017
Israeli Restrictions on Palestinian Movement
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Israeli Restrictions on Palestinian Movement

Using a variety of methods, Israel imposes severe restrictions on Palestinian movement within and to and from the occupied territories. These policies cause serious hardships for millions of Palestinians, preventing them from getting to work, school, accessing medical care, visiting family and friends, and severely hampers the Palestinian economy.

on June 6, 2017
Israel’s Theft & Destruction of Palestinian Land & Homes
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Israel’s Theft & Destruction of Palestinian Land & Homes

As Israel’s military rule over Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza marks 50 years this week, the IMEU offers the following quick facts on Israel’s theft and destruction of Palestinian land and homes.

on June 5, 2017
50 Years of Israeli Military Rule: Settlements & Settlers
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50 Years of Israeli Military Rule: Settlements & Settlers

Today, there are approximately 650,000 settlers living on occupied Palestinian land in approximately 125 official settlements and more than 100 “outposts,” including approximately 300,000 in East Jerusalem and 350,000 in the rest of the West Bank.

on June 5, 2017
50 Years of Israeli Military Rule
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50 Years of Israeli Military Rule

Since militarily occupying the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, during the June 1967 War, Israel has destroyed more than 48,000 Palestinian homes and other structures, imprisoned more than 800,000 Palestinians using a military court system that human rights organizations have condemned, and built approximately 125 official settlements on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law.

on May 31, 2017
The Legal Status of Jerusalem
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The Legal Status of Jerusalem

Under international law, East Jerusalem (including the Old City and its holy sites) are not legally part of Israel. Since Israel's establishment in 1948, the US and international community have refused to recognize the sovereignty of any country to any part of Jerusalem in the absence of a permanent Arab-Israeli peace agreement.

on May 17, 2017
David Friedman, Ambassador for Apartheid
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David Friedman, Ambassador for Apartheid

Friedman is a staunch supporter of Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law and nearly 50 years of official US policy. As head of American Friends of Beit El Institutions (AFBEI), Friedman has raised tens of millions of dollars for the hardline, religious-nationalist settlement of Beit El, built on privately-owned Palestinian land.

on March 8, 2017