Monitoring Israeli Colonizing activities in the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza is a joint project between the Applied Research Institute in Jerusalem (ARIJ) and the Land Research Center (LRC).
The project, funded by the European Union, aims at inspecting and scrutinizing Israeli colonizing activities in their different forms in the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza,and to disseminate the related information to policy makers in the European countries and to the general public.
Specifically, the project will be providing accurate updates on the expansion of existing Israeli colonies, associated by-pass roads and land confiscation.
It will also provide detailed baseline data related to specific sites where new Israeli colonizing activities are planned or initiated.
Methods used to collect data and monitor the colonizing activities will include remote sensing satellite images, field work, aerial photographs, colonies’ masterplans, and topographic maps.