West Bank study is a comprehensive research of Palestinian refugee camps in the West Bank. It provides in-depth historical overview of the origins, composition and demography of all the refugee camps within the West Bank.
The study also provides invaluable insights into the views and opinions of Palestinians refugees regarding their plight, right of return and the provisions by major institutions and small organizations.
This study provides a detailed looks at the Palestinian refugees in the West Bank. In addition to providing details of their composition, it looks at the centrality of the refugees and the impact of ongoing Israeli occupation and settlement building on their day to day lives.
The study bridges an obvious academic gap by enriching readers with a comparative look between refugees in the West Bank and outside the West Bank. It compares research already carried out and opinion polls already taken about Palestinian.
The timing of the study is also significant as there are is a convergence of many local, regional and global issues. The Palestinians have been divided, the road map is virtually dead, the Arab states are going through major turmoil, US and Israeli relations are strained, US is forced to adapt and moderate its hegemonic interests through new means. All of this has the potential to create new dynamics that will affect Palestinians irreversibly.
Prepared and analysed by: Awni Fares & Hassan Kaddoumi
Supervised and edited by: Adeeb Ziadeh & Omar Kachouh