Since its early years, the State of Israel has developed and implemented schemes to seize all Palestinian land in the areas of Galilee and Naqab. To this avail, Israel has constructed Jewish settlements and towns on the Arab land it confiscated from

legitimate landowners. To tighten its control, Israel has attracted a large number of Jews, including residents and new immigrants, to move and reside in these settlements and towns by offering an extended variety of economic and social incentives and privileges. These schemes have borne fruit throughout the years.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021


The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) is an independent research centre specialising in Israeli affairs, based in Ramallah, Palestine. MADAR was established in 2000 by a group of Palestinian intellectuals and academics, including the late poet Mahmoud Darwish, Dr. Lily Feidy, Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Dr. Ahmad Harb, Mr. Walid Al-Ahmad and Mr. Akram Haniyyeh. The centre was registered as a not-for-profit organisation with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior, and obtained a research centre’s operational licensing from the Palestinian Ministry of Information.