Posted by: University of Mississippi | June 2, 2009

Does “Apartheid” really describe occupied Palestine?

This was one of the questions asked and answered in a recent study by the Human Sciences Research Council.  The resulting evidence may provide the most thorough scholarly assessment of the situation in occupied Palestine to-date.  See for yourself:

Study: Israel Practices Apartheid and Colonialism in Palestine
June 1st, 2009
Ma’an News


The HSRC commissioned an international team of scholars and practitioners of international public law from South Africa, the United Kingdom, Israel and the West Bank to conduct the study.

The resulting 300-page draft, titled Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid?: A re-assessment of Israel’s practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law, represents 15 months of research and constitutes an exhaustive review of Israel’s practices in Palestine according to definitions of colonialism and apartheid provided by international law.

Click here for the full HSRC report (though still a draft, this version has been published by the HSRC).

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