Report of the Secretary-General’s Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla Incident
The Secretary-General established the Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May 2010 Flotilla Incident on 2 August 2010. The Panel received and reviewed reports of the detailed national investigations conducted by both Turkey and Israel. Turkey established a National Commission of Inquiry to examine the facts of the incident and its legal consequences, which provided an interim and final report to the Panel along with annexes and related material.
Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 20 - 26 July 2011
Israeli forces injure 25 Palestinians in the West Bank. Also in the West Bank, 15 Bedouin families forcibly evicted due to settler violence. Four other bedouin families displaced due to demolitions. Violence in Gaza declined. Gaza authorities execute two men. Movement through Rafah Crossing remains limited.
The Impact of Macroeconomic Policy Options On the Labour Market in the Gaza Strip: Econometric Model Simulation Finding
This study is one of the few ever to analyse and simulate macroeconomic polices in the Gaza Strip alone. Given the special circumstances of Gaza, it attempted to comprehend the effect of macroeconomic policies on the labour market by means of an econometric model that was specially developed for the Gaza Strip by MAS. The model consists of three main groups: the first group includes nine behavioural equations; four are related to labour demand in the four main economic sectors and one deals with labour in Israel.
Critical Review of the Proposed Palestinian Electronic Commerce and Signatures Law
This study critically reviews two draft laws prepared by the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), namely the Electronic Transactions (ECommerce) Law and the Electronic Authentications (E-Signatures) Law. It also provides recommendations to improve the draft laws and create a favorable legal environment to facilitate e-commerce in Palestine. The paper first defines the various aspects of electronic commerce, highlighting its importance and advantages.
Local to Global: Palestinian Youth Issues and Concerns
This research paper aims at exploring the vision and views of the Palestinian youth and youth organizations about the most important problems and concerns of the Palestinian youth, their needs, and the obstacles that stand in their way of achieving their dreams. In addition, the research seeks to identify the most important concepts that the Palestinian youth think of analyzing the issues, concerns, activities, and work of their local youth organizations and their relationships with international organizations.
AMAN: Annual Report 2009
AMAN-Coalition for Integrity and Accountability was established in the year 2000 upon the initiative by a number of Palestinian civil society organizations working in the fields of democracy, human rights, and good governance. The program was designed to promote the values of integrity, principles of transparency and systems of accountability in the various Palestinian sectors with the aim of participating in the building of a national integrity system.
Detention Bulletin - Issue 14 - February 2011
In February 2011, two videos emerged from the village of An Nabi Salih, which is located approximately 15 km north of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank. Adjacent to the village is the Israeli settlement of Hallamish. The first video shows the arrest of an 11-year-old boy accused of stone throwing, and the second video shows Israeli soldiers entering a house in the village at 1:00 am to record details and photograph the children. Most Fridays since early 2010, the residents of An Nabi Salih have staged weekly demonstrations against the expansion of the nearby settlement.
Restricting AID: The Challenges of Delivering Assistance in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
The Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA), representing 84 international humanitarian and development agencies working in the oPt, conducted a survey of its members to assess and quantify the impact these restrictions have on the effectiveness of aid delivery to communities in the oPt.