On Monday, May 14, the US moving of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on the 70th anniversary of the formation of Israel was met with demonstrations and violence on the border with Gaza. While demonstrations and violence in the lead up to Monday have been ongoing, Monday marks the deadliest day of violence in years with at least 52 Palestinians reportedly killed (BBC, 14 May 2018) and thousands wounded (NYTimes, 14 May 2018).

ACLED collects data on political violence and protests in Israel and Palestine, with data published and publicly-accessible every week. Data capturing political violence events through Saturday, May 12 were released on Monday, May 14; events from Sunday, May 13 through Saturday, May 19 will be published next week on Monday, May 21.

Data files for event-based and actor-based analysis for both Israel and Palestine are linked here and can also be accessed on ACLED’s data page. For more information on ACLED data methodology, see ACLED’s methodology page.

Below is a list of recent analysis pieces on this topic:

Regional Overview – Middle East – 7 May 2018

Regional Overview – Middle East – 30 April 2018

Regional Overview – Middle East – 23 April 2018

Great Return March – 20 April 2018

Regional Overview – Middle East – 16 April 2018

Regional Overview – Middle East – 9 April 2018

Recent Trends in Political Violence & Protests Involving the Islamic State – 12 March 2018

Recent Trends in Political Violence & Protests in the Middle East – 12 March 2018

Protest Activity following the US Embassy Move Announcement – 1 March 2018

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This interactive visual by ACLED Research Director, Dr. Roudabeh Kishi, displays maps and charts featuring an overview of political violence, non-violent events, demonstrations, and strategic developments in Israel & Palestine, 1 Jan 2017 – 12 May 2018.

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ACLED Resources: Gaza and the US Embassy Opening in Jerusalem
Roudabeh Kishi
Roudabeh Kishi
Research Director
Roudabeh Kishi is the Research Director of ACLED. She oversees the quality, production, and coverage of all ACLED data across the globe; leads research and analysis across regional teams; aids in new partnerships with local sources and users; and supports the capacity building of NGOs and conflict observatories around the world. Dr. Kishi holds a Ph.D. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland with specializations in international relations and quantitative methodology. She is fluent in English, Farsi, and basic French.
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