Nada Awad

Nada Awad is Palestinian, born in Jerusalem. She currently works as an assistant researcher in the Muwatin Institute for Democracy and Human Rights in Birzeit University. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations, International Security from Sciences Po Paris. She was previously responsible for the Advocacy unit at the Community Action Center (Al-Quds University), where she focused on the issue of forcible transfer of Palestinians from Jerusalem. She has also worked as an archival researcher at the Institute for Palestine Studies.

Commentary Politics

The Escalation of Israeli Collective Punishment of Palestinians

Israel has wielded collective punishment against the families of alleged Palestinian attackers since the military occupation began in 1967, but measures such as forcible transfer, home demolitions, and economic warfare have increased over the past several years. Al-Shabaka guest contributor Nada Awad tracks this surge and suggests possibilities for countering Israel’s expanding use of such tactics, which violate international law.

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