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Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network, is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law. Al-Shabaka, which means "The Network," is a think tank without borders or walls that aims to:

  • Draw upon the vast knowledge and experience of the Palestinian people, whether under occupation, in exile, or in Israel, so as to engage the broadest spectrum of perspectives in debate on policy and strategy.
  • Communicate ideas and strategies on resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to Palestinian communities as well as to Arab and other policy communities and interested parties worldwide.

The Middle East Policy Network, Inc., is a nonprofit public benefit corporation registered in the State of California, and does business as Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network. The founding Board of Al-Shabaka consists of Nadia Hijab, Osamah Khalil, Samer Abdelnour, and Grace Said.

Al-Shabaka is fully funded through the contributions of its members and other Palestinian supporters of its mission and goals. The Al-Shabaka Board of Directors would like to personally thank Mr. Abdul Mohsen al-Qattan for his faith in the project.

Al-Shabaka policy briefs may be reproduced with due attribution to Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network.

The opinions expressed in Al-Shabaka publications do not necessarily represent the views of the organization, the policy advisors or members, or its donors. Nor is Al-Shabaka responsible for any positions or actions by policy advisors or members in the network.

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