Analysis of Urban Trends and Land Use Changes in the Gaza Strip between 2001 – 2005
The book focuses on urbanization and its physical impact upon all of the Gaza Strip Governorates (i.e. North Gaza, Gaza, Deir al Balah, Khan Yunis and Rafah). It gives an introduction about the demography and Israeli colonization in the Gaza strip, then moves to talks about the spatial analysis of urban growth trends at macro scale. In addition, the book includes a chapter about future direction of urban growth (development) analysis and perspectives, and another on the Gaza Strip disengagement plan. The book also has an Arabic summary of all chapters at the end.
Status of the Environment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
The book provides a narrative, statistical and cartographic description of the current environmental status in the OPT and shows the trends of the major environmental indicators over the period from 1997 till 2007. It also includes a list of recommendations to monitor and control further environmental degradation, and to carry out restoration actions in environmental hot spots. The book is divided into three main parts: Part One “Land, Demography and Economic Sectors”; Part Two “Environmental Challenges”; and Part Three “National and International Aspects”.
A Review of the Agricultural Sector
This publication – published in 2007 – offers a comprehensive review of the Palestinian Agricultural Sector, which faces a number of serious constraints, most of which are a direct result of the activities of Israeli control. The ongoing construction of the separation wall and the increasing number of physical impediments to movement, such as roadblocks and checkpoints are all having a dramatic effect on the ability of farmers to access their lands and markets.
Policy Tools towards Sustainable Land Use and Urban Environmental Management Under a Transitional Political Context
This study serves as a summary for the methodology, research findings, and primary recommendations which have emerged from the PRIPODE project. Rather than a reproduction of the final report, it is a distillation of the main aspects of the research findings. The first part (a profile of the targeted area) briefly introduces to the reader the socio-economic and demographic context which has informed the course of the study. In the second part, an analysis on the environmental and social challenges facing the Bethlehem, Beit Jala, and Beit Sahour Municipalities is offered.
Excessive Secrecy, Lack of Guidelines: A Report on Military Censorship in the West Bank
This paper outlines the Israeli practice of censorship in the occupied West Bank and the legal justifications given by the authorities for its imposition as it applies to importing, distributing, publishing, and possessing printed materials. In particular, it addresses Military Order No. 101 of 1967, the "Order Regarding Prohibition of Acts of Incitement and Hostile Propaganda." This military order, together with several others which address freedom of expression, results in an extensive and complex system of censorship.
Administrative Detention in the Occupied West Bank
This paper examines the legality of the use of administrative detention against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank by Israeli military authorities. It assesses whether such a form of detention, albeit without charge or trial, is justifiable within its current context. This paper outlines the historical utilization of administrative detention in the West Bank, as well as international and local laws on the issue. Legitimacy of administrative detention in the West Bank is questioned through the disclosure of the discrepancies between legal conditions and implementation.
Tracking External Donor Funding to Palestinian Non -Governmental Organizations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip 1999 -2008
Between 1999 and 2008, external aid to the West Bank and Gaza Strip increased by over 600% to 3.25 billion US Dollars per year. During the same time period, external aid to Palestinian Nongovernmental Organizations (PNGOs) increased by over 500% from 48 million US Dollars in 1999 to 257 million in 2008. Throughout this period the level of external aid received by PNGOs fluctuated, however, it averaged around 10% over the 10 year period.
Geopolitical Status of Ramallah Governorate
The book presents the geopolitical status of Ramallah Governorate. It starts with an overview of the Israeli segregation plan in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and then discusses the how Palestinian resources like agricultural areas, forests and water are isolated by this segregation plan. The book also includes a historical background of the changing boundaries of Bethlehem Governorate, and the changes under Oslo agreement.
NDC Annual Report 2008
NDC Annual Report 2008
“TATWEER” NDC Newsletter, Spring 2009, Issue No. 5
The NGO Development Center (NDC) is the largest Palestinian organization of its kind working hand-in-hand with Palestinian NGOs, local cooperatives, and community development organizations to improve the delivery of services to the disaffected and build a more capable, responsive Palestinian civil society.