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Aid Watch Press Releases

Aid Watch April - June 2017 E-Newsletter

Aid Watch Palestine would like to share our news for the second quarter of 2017 with you, as we continue in our efforts to make international aid more accountable to Palestinians.

The reconstruction of Gaza continues to take precedence in our work and thus capturing and documenting the impacts of this process on people's lives remains a priority while on a parallel level, sharing this information in order to advocate for change so that aid actors comply with international law and global standards in which they are signatories.   

In the past three months, Aid Watch continued to work on monitoring donor strategies in Palestine in order to critically assess and analyze international aid to Palestinians and its impact on people's lives.   

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 AlternativeNews.org

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

February 9, 2015 in Electronic Intifada

"The Mirage of Reconstruction"

February 11, 2015 in SocialistWorker.org

"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.