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5 Dec, 2013

Infographic: Wiping Palestine Off the Map – Al Jazeera English

Twenty years have passed since the signing of the Oslo Accords, the first agreement between Israelis and Palestinians since 1948. The accords led to Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation’s mutual recognition of one another, stipulated the withdrawal of Israeli forces from some Palestinian territory, and created the Palestinian Authority to govern the West Bank and Gaza.

However, Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories has continued until today, and the number of Israeli settlers in the West Bank has doubled since the Oslo Accords were inked. Today, about 20 percent of the West Bank’s population are settlers.

Read the rest: Infographic: Keeping Palestinians occupied – Interactive – Al Jazeera English.