There’s a fairly new interactive map which shows the placement and expansion of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory which, according to Israeli peace activists, will, if allowed to continue, make the two state solution completely impossible. The site owners say
You can use this map to explore the data we have collected about settlement activity in the West Bank. The map is organized in several layers that show different kinds of data. In the Layer Selector, you can click on the headings to view different areas of the map with pre-selected sets of layers. Or, you can turn on or off individual layers to customize your view. When you select an individual settlement, we’ll show you the data that we’ve collected about it, such as the year it was established and its population. When we post news stories about events in the West Bank, we’ll include a link that takes you directly to the location. You can then explore the area so you can understand the news in context.
I heard about the map on NPR this morning while listening to a report on the eviction of a Palestinian from his home in East Jerusalem. A home which was then occupied by Israelis. How anyone with a conscience can think such things are moral escapes me.
- Phone app monitors Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories (guardian.co.uk)
- New ‘iPhone app’ to map Jewish settlements in West Bank (telegraph.co.uk)