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Conquer and Divide: B’Tselem launches new interactive map to mark 52 years since the Israeli occupation began

On 5 May 2019, 52 years to the day since Israel began occupying the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip – we launched a new interactive project, “Conquer and Divide,” a collaboration with independent research agency Forensic Architecture, the project illustrates the various measures Israel has used to encroach upon Palestinian space over the decades; how Israel has shattered the land into small, isolated units; and how it has instituted divisions, keeping Palestinians from different areas apart from one another and from Israelis.

Say no to forcible transfer

We’re not talking about something hypothetical. It’s something that’s happening right now, every day: Israel is trying to displace thousands of Palestinians who live in about 200 farming-shepherding communities throughout Area C of the West Bank.

The Invisible Walls of Occupation: Interactive documentary

Viewers are invited on a virtual tour of the Palestinian village of Burqah, a rural suburb of the city of Ramallah that has become cut off from its urban center through various restrictions imposed by Israel. The documentary has Burqah residents leading viewers on a virtual tour of their village. The project depicts the story of the village and illustrates various aspects of Palestinians’ daily life under occupation.

Batan al-Hawa : A Threatened Existence

The neighborhood of Batan al-Hawa in the heart of Silwan, East Jerusalem, is the setting for the largest expulsion in recent years in the city, a process supported by the Israeli government and courts. Click on the figures to enter the neighborhood’s story.

A year since Operation Protective Edge

For hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, last summer’s nightmare has become an ongoing reality. After the fighting ended, B'Tselem continued to publicize the stories of Gazans who are still dealing with its consequences.

Families bombed at home

During the fighting in Gaza, dozens of residences were bombed while residents were at home. The following infographic lists members of families killed in their homes in 72 incidents of bombing or shelling ((initial figures).

Working women in Gaza, International Women’s Day 2016

To mark International Women’s Day B’Tselem presented the stories of three women who are struggling to make a living in the virtually impossible economic conditions in Gaza.