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50 Years of Occupation: Displacement and Dispossession in Palestine

The nature of displacement in Palestine is unique among present day humanitarian crises, and remains directly related to the impact of protracted occupation. Now in its 50th year, the occupation continues to escalate with no end to it in sight. Itay Epshtain, NRC Palestine Policy Advisor, reflects on the role of humanitarians and that of States in efforts to ensure peace, security and the protection of rights in this context.

09 June 2017 | Blog Post

Identifying IDPs in Palestine: New thinking on monitoring internal displacement in the West Bank

This report analyses how the existing monitoring and data tools on internal displacement used in the West Bank do not provide a comprehensive estimate on IDPs and their needs.

28 September 2015 | Publication

IDMC reiterates the importance of monitoring internal displacement in the context of occupied Palestine at the Human Rights Council

IDMC estimates there were at least 275,000 Palestinian IDPs in the Israeli occupied territories.

26 March 2015 | Blog Post

Occupied Palestine: Displacement as of October 2014

This map shows the internal displacement in Occupied Palestine as of October 2014

27 October 2014 | Map

Occupied Palestine: A policy of displacement and dispossession amid renewed conflict

An overview on forced displacement in Palestine; from a protracted issue dating from the beginning of occupation in 1967, to the latest legal implications.

27 October 2014 | Overview

Submission to the 112th session of the UN Human Rights Committee for October review of Israel

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

Israeli forced transfer of Palestinian Bedouins: IDMC joins 42 other NGOs calling on world leaders to stop the implementation of the plan

IDMC was one of 42 local and international organizations calling to stop Israeli plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinian Bedouins into a designated township.

16 September 2014 | Publication

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“Where can I find safety?” - IDMC analyst provides the latest on displacement in Gaza

There are today over 240,000 IDPs trapped inside of the Gaza Strip. Watch IDMC’s latest statement at the emergency session of the UN Human Rights Council last week.

30 July 2014 | Blog Post

Oral Statement by IDMC to the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council, 23th July 2014: Situation in Gaza

where will the displaced go? Statement by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, IDMC to the 21st Special Session of the Human Rights Council, 23th July 2014, situation in Gaza

23 July 2014 | Human Rights Mechanism

Girl, disrupted

Women and children make up 70% of the world’s internally displaced population. To mark International Women’s Day, IDMC highlights how the challenges young girls face around world increase when violence or conflict forces them to flee their homes.

07 March 2014 | Publication

Girl, disrupted: challenges for internally displaced girls worldwide

Women and children make up 70% of the world’s internally displaced population. To mark International Women’s Day, IDMC highlights how the challenges young girls face around world increase when violence or conflict forces them to flee their homes.

07 March 2014 | Blog Post

Under fire: Israel's enforcement of Access Restricted Areas in the Gaza Strip

A new report by IDMC and Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) offers the most comprehensive analysis to date on Israel's lethal enforcement of Access-Restricted Areas - (ARA) - live-fire zones imposed by the Israeli military forces on large swathes of the Gaza Strip.

04 February 2014 | Publication

Palestine: Internal displacement in brief

IDMC estimates that there were at least 146,000 IDPs in Palestine as of the end of 2013, some of whom fled their homes as long ago as 1967.

31 December 2013 | Summary

The Oslo Accords, 20 years of a worsening humanitarian situation, time for a creative rethink?

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

No safe passage: the 20 year legacy of the Oslo Accords

Twenty years after the signing of the Oslo Accords, a peaceful two-state solution has yet to be realised increasing the fragmentation of Palestine.

13 September 2013 | Blog Post

A refreshing UN seminar on the State of Palestine, but still no solutions in sight

IDMC’s Country Analyst discusses a recent United Nations Conference on Palestine.

20 March 2013 | Blog Post

Should the international community continue to fund rubble?

IDMC Country Analyst discusses the paradox of Palestine, Israel and international funding

06 February 2013 | Blog Post

Forced evictions leave Palestinian families homeless in the harsh winter

Israeli army leaves 187 people homeless in winter after destroying 55 homes in the Al Maleh area of the West Bank

25 January 2013 | Blog Post

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UNHRC Oral Statement Palestine 2012

Norwegian Refugee Council - Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC1) Oral statement to the 21st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

24 September 2012 | Human Rights Mechanism

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Palestine

31 July 2012 | Country Profile Page

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Palestine

IDMC's Palestine page provides an overview of the latest figures and key concerns facing internally displaced people in the country.

31 July 2012 | Country Page

No end to internal displacement

Forced displacement has consistently followed Israeli policies intended to acquire land, redefine demographic boundaries and divest Palestinians of ownership guaranteed under international law.

05 July 2011 | Overview

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Occupied Palestinian Territories: No end to internal displacement

The Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) has a long history of displacement, both as a cause and consequence of the Israeli-Palestinian/Arab conflict over land and resources. Forced displacement has consistently followed Israeli policies intended to acquire land, redefine demographic boundaries and divest Palestinians of ownership guaranteed under international law.

05 July 2011 | Country Profile

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza offensive adds to scale of displacement

According to the UN, 2009 marked one of the most violent periods experienced by the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza since the occupation began in 1967. The three-week Israeli offensive in Gaza launched in December 2008 cost the lives of over 1,000 Palestinians and led to the displacement of over 100,000 people.

30 December 2009 | Country Profile

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