Infoscience

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Academic Cooperation to Foster Research and Advocacy Competences in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (West Bank)

Palestinians living in the West Bank, a territory occupied by the State of Israel according to International Law, face deprived access to land and a limited ability to move freely which pertains to the presence of Israeli settlements and other infrastructure (closures, restricted or forbidden roads, etc.) This confinement has significant impacts on their economic and social livehoods, and it is even worsenig with the on-going construction of a 709 km long Barrier which mainly runs inside the West Bank. With regard to this situation, there is a clear need to strenghten the capacity of civil society and its representatives to apply sound research progress as a basis for improved advocacy for Palestinian human rights.

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