Across the Wall: Israeli Settlement Bus Routes — Visualizing Palestine has released a new map of the Israeli bus routes that connect the illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories with Jerusalem. It also clearly shows where the “security wall” has been built, leaving no doubt that the true intention is annexation of Palestinian land, not security. If a picture speaks 10,000 words, then this map speaks 1,000,000 words.
The Fluid Borders of Palestine –Three maps show how Palestine has been whittled away. The first is the 1947 UN Partition Plan. The second shows the Occupied Palestinian Territories, commonly referred to as the OPT. And the third map illustrates the current Palestine Bantustan. Prepared & designed by Michael Younan. From the website of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. Other maps depicting the Bantustans are here.
Gaza in 2003 — A good historical map of Gaza before Israel evacuated the settlements. This shows the “security zone” around the inside perimeter, the refugee camps, and the Gaza International Airport which Israel destroyed in 2001-2002. Source: theglobaleducationproject.org
Gaza Strip border crossings — This map shows six border crossings between Gaza and Israel/Egypt. There are only two (Rafah and Erez) crossings for people. The others are for transporting goods and supplies. Israel controls all of the crossings with the exception of Rafah which is controlled by Egypt. However, some people believe there is coordination between Israel and Egypt at Rafah. The Palestinians in Gaza cannot leave without approval from Israel or Egypt. People cannot enter without approval either. Gaza is accurately described as the “largest open air prison in the world.”
Mental Maps — I stumbled upon this blog post with very interesting information about Israeli and Palestinian maps.