Donor Complicity in Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Rights ~ al-shabaka policy brief, 24 October 2014, Nora Lester Murad.
Donors at the recent conference on the reconstruction of Gaza pledged an unprecedented $5.4 billion. At the same time, it can be argued that violations of Palestinian rights in Gaza – and throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) – would not be possible without international aid policies that, at least since the 1980s, have actively supported Israel and offered Palestinians development projects in exchange for rights.
In this policy brief, Al-Shabaka Policy Member Nora Lester Murad examines aid through the lens of “complicity” and exposes shortcomings in current legal frameworks. She argues that regardless of the limitations of applicable law, international aid actors are fundamentally responsibleto those they seek to assist and must be held accountable for the harm they cause or enable. She identifies the areas in which questions…
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