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Aid Watch Press Releases

Sept 30, 2015-Aid Watch Palestine invites Palestinians and aid actors to re-envision aid

Aid Watch Media Mentions

"A New Aid for Palestinians"

In Cornerstone, Issue 72, summer 2015, pp. 12-14.

"Gaza on Verge of Collapse"

February 10, 2015 in Alternative Information Center's

"'Gaza is on the Verge of Collapsing,' Aid Monitors Say"

February 9, 2015 in Electronic Intifada

"The Mirage of Reconstruction"

February 11, 2015 in

"Gaza is on the Verge of Collapsing"

Undated in Friends of Tent of Nations North America

Media Backgrounders

Donor Complicity in Israel's Violations of Palestinian Rights

In this Al-Shabaka policy brief, 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 responsible to those they seek to
assist and must be held accountable for the harm they cause or enable. She identifies the areas in
which questions need to be asked and concludes with some of the steps that Palestinian civil society
and the international solidarity movement should take.

Can Oslo's Failed Aid Model Be Laid to Rest?

In this Al-Shabaka policy brief, Jeremy Wildeman and Alaa Tartir argue that donors are reinforcing failed past patterns associated with the so-called peace dividends model while making only cosmetic changes to their engagement. Indeed, donors do not
appear ready to change an approach dominated by policy “instrumentalists” who ignore and reject
outcomes that do no match their pre-determined values instead of upholding international law on
Palestinian rights and international development principles that strive to “do no harm.” They underscore
the alarming possibility that the Oslo aid model may serve too many interests to be dismantled and
conclude with an assessment of what will be needed for change.