The Occupation

Since 1967, Israel has maintained an occupation of the West Bank, which involves military rule over the Palestinians who live there. As part of the 1995 Oslo II Accord, the West Bank was divided in Area A (full Palestinian civil and security control), Area B (Palestinian civil control and joint Israeli-Palestinian security control), and Area C (full Israeli civil and security control). Although it withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, Israel maintains control over Gaza’s airspace, territorial waters, and movement of people and goods.


Audio and Video


Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010

Breaking the Silence | Metropolitan Books (2013)
Book Review (Publisher's Weekly) | CampusBooks

Hollow Land: Israel's Architecture of Occupation

Eyal Weizman | Verso (2012)
Book Review (London Review of Books) | CampusBooks

The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation: Repression Beyond Exploitation

Shir Hever | Pluto Press (2010)
Book Review (MERIP) | CampusBooks

Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation

Saree Makdisi | W. W. Norton & Company (2010)
Book Review (Publishers Weekly) | CampusBooks

Official Documents

Reports and Data Sources