Regional Overview – Middle East
9 July 2018

Regional Overview – Middle East <br/> 9 July 2018

Demonstrations dominated the events reported last week in several countries across the region including in Bahrain, Iran, and Turkey. In Syria, intense activity was reported in Dar’a governorate last week as the government and its allies continued their offensive against

Israel and Palestine – 2016 Data Release

Israel and Palestine – 2016 Data Release

In 2016, an increase in the development of settlements by Israel in the Palestinian West Bank was recorded while discriminatory land policies remained in place to prevent land development by Palestinians. This context led to numerous reports of violence across

Regional Overview – Middle East
02 July 2018

Regional Overview – Middle East <br/> 02 July 2018

A concentration of political violence was reported last week in Syria and Yemen with proportional rises in events in both southern Syria and Hudayda governorate in Yemen, respectively. Meanwhile, a rise in particular event types has been recorded in other

Regional Overview – Middle East
25 June 2018

Regional Overview – Middle East <br/> 25 June 2018

Notable trends, including offensives, continued in several countries, including Israel, Palestine, Syria and Yemen. Meanwhile, counter-insurgency operations by Turkish forces were stepped up both inside and outside of the country. Rocket fire and airstrikes continued to be exchanged between Palestinian

Recent Non-Lethal Israeli Airstrikes in Gaza Demonstrate New Strategy

Recent Non-Lethal Israeli Airstrikes in Gaza Demonstrate New Strategy

Following international condemnation of Israel’s use of force against demonstrators (for more on this, see this past ACLED piece), Israeli forces have begun to use strategic airstrikes on Hamas infrastructure as a means of pressuring the group to better control

Regional Overview – Middle East
18 June 2018

Regional Overview – Middle East <br/>18 June 2018

Unrest continued in Palestine and Israel last week, with both Israeli settlers and Palestinians clashing with police, while Israeli airstrikes on Gaza changed their focus to targeting groups flying incendiary kites over the border. In Turkey, attacks on Peoples’ Democratic

Regional Overview – Middle East
11 June 2018

Regional Overview – Middle East <br/> 11 June 2018

Nationwide anti-austerity demonstrations ended in Jordan last week following the withdrawal of a controversial tax bill. In Palestine, on the other hand, riots continued in both Gaza and the West Bank, as did Israeli airstrikes against Hamas. Throughout Turkey, violent