Visualizing Palestine’s Philosophy on Updating Visuals

  1. A summary of significant changes to these visuals
  2. Reflections on the VP team’s philosophy around updating visuals

Changes to Gaza Water Confined and Contaminated

  • The percentage of water in Gaza’s coastal aquifer that is unfit for human consumption has risen from 95% to 97%
  • The original visual referred to the 2008–2009 Israeli bombardment of Gaza and the damage it caused to essential water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure. We have edited it to reflect that subsequent attacks have caused even more damage.
  • A new source link has been added to the footer with all updated sources.

Changes to Guide to Administrative Detention

  • Statistics dated to 2012 and 2013 have been updated to more recent figures or restructured to general (rather than time-bound) factual statements.
  • Under “Can I see my family?”, we updated the text to emphasize that Israel’s practice of transferring Palestinian political prisoners from the occupied territories to prisons inside Israel is illegal under international law, and poses a major barrier to family visitation rights.
  • Under “What if I’m pregnant?”, the text now emphasizes systemic issues of medical neglect in Israeli prisons.
  • A new source link has been added to the footer with all updated sources.

VP’s Philosophy on Updating Visuals

With these re-releases, we have the opportunity to share our philosophy around updating VP visuals. Some of our practices include:

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Visualizing Palestine

Visualizing Palestine

Visualizing Palestine is a project that creates data-led, visual stories to advance a factual, rights-based narrative of Palestine and Palestinians