December 19, 2010

Separate and Unequal

Israel’s Discriminatory Treatment of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

I. Summary
Construction Permits, Zoning, and Demolitions
Freedom of Movement
Land Confiscation
II. Recommendations
To the Government of Israel
To the Government of the United States
To the International community, including the United States and European Union
To the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
To Businesses Profiting from Settlements
III. Methodology
IV. Background
Israeli Jurisprudence and Discrimination
Land Confiscation
Discriminatory Restrictions, Planning, and Forced Displacement in Area C
Discriminatory Enforcement
East Jerusalem..
Settler Incentives and Funding Sources
Corporate Involvement in Settlements
V. Northern Jordan Valley
VI. Bethlehem District
Jubbet al-Dhib
VII. Nablus District
Yanun and Itamar
VIII. Ramallah District
Al-Janiya and Talmon
IX. Jahalin Bedouin and Ma’ale Adumim
X. East Jerusalem
Background: Overview of Israeli Planning and Building Policies in East Jerusalem
Al-Bustan and the City of David
Discrimination in Silwan
Coda: Increasing Harassment
Discrimination and Forcible Transfer in International Law
Forcible Transfer
XI. Rights to a Home, Adequate Housing and Property
Appendix: Human Rights Watch Letters to Israeli Authorities and Their Responses