Visualizing Palestine: Uprooted. The Story of the Olive Trees.

”This week marked the start of the annual Palestinian olive harvest, an ancient tradition on which 80,000 families still rely for their livelihoods. Yet these families face growing economic hardship due to Israeli land confiscations, access restrictions, settler attacks, and not least the widespread uprooting, destruction and theft of the trees themselves.

The infographic ‘Uprooted‘ focuses on the staggering fact that Israeli authorities have uprooted over 800,000 Palestinian olive trees since 1967, the equivalent to razing all of the 24,000 trees in New York’s central park 33 times.”

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The above infographic is courtesy of Visualizing Palestine.

”Visualizing Palestine is the intersection of communication, social sciences, technology, design and urban studies for social justice.

Visualizing Palestine uses creative visuals to describe a factual rights-based narrative of Palestine/Israel.”

Visualizing Palestine is currently crowd-funding for their new campaign.

”This campaign is about starting 2014 by raising global awareness around two key issues. First, we’re targeting Israeli military detention. The world needs to know that more than 500 Palestinian children are detained by the Israeli military each year, and that an estimated 40% of the adult male population in the West Bank and Gaza has been detained at least once. This animated short tells the story of one young Palestinian who faced unjust arrest, and how Visualizing Palestine works to get stories like his to the world. Second, VP is highlighting the Israeli ID system, and how it is used to segregate and displace Palestinians.”

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