Palestinian displacement

a case apart?
FMR 26
August 2006

The August 2006 issue includes a major feature on Palestinian displacement. Twenty-eight articles by UN, Palestinian and international human rights organisations, Palestinian scholars in the diaspora and Jewish and Israeli activist groups examine the root causes of the displacement of Palestinians, the consequences of the failure to apply international humanitarian law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Palestinian entitlement to protection and compensation.


Contents and links to all articles

Contents and links to all articles
Contents and links to all articles


We are grateful to the donors whose support enables us to substantially increase our normal print runs – A M Qattan Foundation, DanChurchAid, Interpal, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Save the Children UK, the Sir Joseph Hotung Programme on Law, Human Rights and Peace Building in the Middle East, the Sultan of Oman, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and the Welfare Association.

This issue is published in English, Arabic, French and Spanish - and Hebrew. We hope it may improve understanding of Palestinian displacement and would welcome your support in ensuring copies reach policy- and opinion-makers in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. If you are able to assist with distribution, please email the editors.

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Palestinian Refugees in Egypt:
Palestinian Refugees in Jordan:
Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon:
Palestinian Refugees in Syria:
Palestinian Refugess in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip:


Palestinian displacement: a case apart?
FMR 26
August 2006


Lebanon: civilians pay the price
Tomas C Archer

Who are Palestinian refugees?
Terry M Rempel

Stateless Palestinians
Abbas Shiblak

UNRWA: assisting Palestine refugees in a challenging environment
Greta Gunnarsdóttir

Palestinian refugees in Lebanon
Sherif Elsayed-Ali

No freedom, no future: undocumented Palestinian refugees in Lebanon
Cynthia Petrigh

Immobile Palestinians: ongoing plight of Gazans in Jordan
Oroub el Abed

Is Gaza still occupied territory?
Iain Scobbie

Can Palestinian refugees in Iraq find protection?
Gabriela Wengert and Michelle Alfaro

Territorial fragmentation of the West Bank
David Shearer

Identity and movement control in the OPT
Jennifer Loewenstein

‘Quiet transfer’ in East Jerusalem nears completion
Elodie Guego

The message of the bulldozers
Jeff Halper

Just a wall?
Tim Morris

Wall mitigation efforts: legal and practical tensions
Chareen Stark

Emergency assistance for farmers affected by the Wall
Saed Essawi and Emily Ardell

Impressions from a visit to Palestine
Julian Gore-Booth

Democratic choice punished
Ibrahim Hewitt

Can the IDP label be used in Israel/Palestine?
Dina Abou Samra and Greta Zeender

The Bedouin of the Negev: a forgotten minority
Kathrin Koeller

Breaking the cycle of violence
Lucy Nusseibeh

Civil society responds to protection gap
Vivienne Jackson

European aid to vulnerable Palestinians
Daniela Cavini

Reparations for Palestinian refugees
Lena El-Malak

The politics of Palestinian refugee participation
Juliette Abu-Iyun and Nora Lester Murad

Negotiating checkpoints in Palestine
Sheerin Al Araj

Policing thought on Palestine

What future for young Palestinians in Jordan?
Jason Hart

General articles / Regulars

Clarifying local integration
Sarah Meyer

UNHCR’s observations to the High-Level Dialogue
on International Migration and Development

Mediterranean migration: the need for a comprehensive response
Erika Feller

The false panacea of offshore deterrence
James C Hathaway

Rule of law in Sudan’s Three Areas
Sebastien Gouraud

Right to education in South Darfur
Katherine Reid

Burundi: sliding off the humanitarian radar screen?
Tom Delrue

Strengthening the voices of refugees in UNHCR planning
Leslie Groves

UNHCR: protection and contemporary needs
Bill Clarance

Sardar Sarovar injustices
Rekha Oleschak

The challenges of internal displacement in West Africa
the Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement

Justice for Colombian IDPs?
Arild Birkenes, Norwegian Refugee Council

Internal displacement in 2005
the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre