IDMC report on forced displacement of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, for consideration during Israel’s ICCPR review in October.
02 October 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism
The twenty years since peace process have seen more discriminatory planning policies and settlement construction than the thirty years preceding it, leading to a dramatic increase in displacement and movement restrictions.
15 November 2013 | Blog Post
IDMC's Israel page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.
31 July 2012 | Country Page
31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page
Israel, as the occupying power of the Palestinian territories, is bound by International Humanitarian Law and has the obligation to administer the occupied territory to the benefit of the local Palestinian population and needs to put in place the necessary regulatory and administrative measures to ensure the right to an adequate standard of living for people under its control.
01 July 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism
Racial discrimination is manifest in Israeli policies and practices relating to housing, settlements and planning in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), including but not limited to demolitions of civilian property, forced evictions, land expropriation, settlement establishment and expansion, construction of the Wall, restricted access to services, and settler violence.
01 January 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism
Forced displacement in the oPt has manifested itself through Israeli policies of demolitions of civilian property, forced evictions, land expropriation, settlement establishment and expansion, construction of the Wall, restricted access to services, settler violence and military operations in all locations.
01 August 2011 | Human Rights Mechanism
Since the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, various waves of people have been displaced within the country
31 December 2009 | Summary
Like other Arabs in Israel, IDPs became Israeli citizens. However, their freedom of movement was severely restricted
30 November 2009 | Overview
During or shortly after the conflict which accompanied the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, some 46,000 to 48,000 people lost their homes and subsequently remained in Israel. Many of them found refuge in nearby villages in which they had relatives, family and friends. They subsequently moved from one village to another, mainly to reunite with people from their village of origin.
30 November 2009 | Country Profile
Internal displacement in Israel has been caused by conflict between Israel and its neighbours, as well as by Israeli policies towards its citizens. Several waves of displacement have occurred since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948, affecting Arab, Bedouin and Jewish citizens. There is little information available on internal displacement in Israel.
30 August 2007 | Country Profile
Several hundred thousand people fled northern Israel for the centre and south of the country during the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah which lasted from mid-July to mid-August 2006.
30 August 2006 | Briefing Paper
Tens of thousands of Arab villagers became displaced within Israel on the destruction of their communities during the 1948 war between the new State of Israel and its Arab neighbours. Among them, the Bedouin suffered several further waves of displacement after the war, and continue to live in particular hardship. The displaced – including their descendents – now represent about one quarter of the over one million Arab citizens of Israel. Many of them still hope to return to their original homes.
02 June 2005 | Country Profile
Tens of thousands of Arab villagers became displaced within Israel on the destruction of their communities during the 1948 war between the new State of Israel and its Arab neighbours. Among them, the Bedouin also suffered several further waves of displacement after the war, and continue to live in particular hardship. The displaced now represent about one quarter of the one million Arab citizens of Israel. Many of them still hope to return to their original homes.
12 May 2004 | Country Profile
The tens of thousands of Palestinians who became displaced within Israel following the destruction of their localities as a result of the 1948 war between the new State of Israel and its Arab neighbors have received little international attention compared to the hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who became refugees.
27 February 2003 | Country Profile
Following the United Nations vote on the partition of Palestine into a Jewish and an Arab State in November 1947 and the proclamation of the State of Israel in May 1948, armies from neighboring Arab nations entered the former Mandate of Palestine and fought against Israeli military forces. At the end of the war in 1949, no general peace settlement was achieved (UN GA Resolution 181 of 29 November 1947 & Government of Israel 14 May 1948 & U.S. DOS December 1998).
14 January 2002 | Country Profile