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Protecting Palestinians in the West Bank

This year marks 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. As the low-intensity conflict between Palestinians and Israelis continues, an estimated two million people—out of a total population of 4.8 million in the Palestinian territories—are in need of humanitarian assistance. In the West Bank, Palestinians suffer from a range of problems, including the seizure of their land, settler violence and restrictions of movement. To support Palestinians in the West Bank, EU Humanitarian Aid provides a range of services to Palestinians, including the building of schools and shelters, legal aid and psychosocial support.

Text and photos by Peter Biro, Regional Information Officer, EU Humanitarian Aid

Last updated
02/10/2017