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« L'histoire occultée des Palestiniens » de S. Mansour-Mérien

Sandrine Mansour-Mérien «L'histoire occultée des Palestiniens 1947-1953 », Editions Privat

"Lorsque j'ai travaillé sur les archives et aussi dans les lectures des historiens palestiniens pour préparer ma thèse, j'ai constaté à quel point le paysage des livres historiques sur la Nakba mais en général sur la Palestine "occultait" les sources palestiniennes.

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May, 15, Palestinian Nakba

May 15th marks the commemoration by the Palestinians of the “Nakba” (catastrophe/disaster in Arabic), which resulted in the expulsion of about 720 000 Palestinians  (half the Palestinian population from historic Palestine and 85% of the Palestinians living in what was to become the State of Israel) who were turned into refugees. 

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Economy Challenges

According to the World Bank’s 2013 Economic Report "(i) The structure of the Palestinian economy has deteriorated since the late 90’s as the value-added of the tradable sectors has declined, illustrated by the productivity of the agriculture and manufacturing sectors (ii) the quality of infrastructure in key sectors like water and transport is deteriorating and damaging economic productivity (iii) With high rates and duration of unemployment, many Palestinians of working age do not have the opportunity to develop on-the-job skills; increased employment in the public sector provided short-term relief, but this is unsustainable"

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Water Challenges

The Palestinian population is facing major challenges to access water services: Access restrictions to water resources, large groundwater pollution and inadequate infrastructure for water distribution, sewage and treatment. Today, access to water is one of the main challenges for the Palestinians. For more information, please visit the following links:

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