In April 2018, FMEP launched a comprehensive tracking tool to comprehensively document ongoing annexation policies being advanced and/or implemented in real time by the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Israeli government. Now that the reality of Israeli unilateral annexation of part or all of the West Bank is being openly discussed, these tables provide a resource for those seeking to understand what annexation looks like in practice, i.e. not one moment when is annexation formerly announced, but a growing series of small measures that add up to the total and irreversible annexation of land in the West Bank.
The three distinct strands of annexation policies documented by FMEP in the linked tables are:
- The retroactive legalization of settlement construction and outposts built on privately owned Palestinian land;
- Unilateral annexation proposals; and,
- The systematic application of Israeli domestic law in the West Bank (i.e. “extending Israeli sovereignty”).
This resource was originally published in April 2018. The tables are updated as needed.
Questions/comments/suggestions about these tables should be directed to Kristin McCarthy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
These tables are made possible by the hard work of the following organizations and individuals: Peace Now, Yesh Din, Ir Amim, Kerem Navot, Akevot, journalists at The Times of Israel, Haaretz, and others.