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You can let your fingers do the walking in the West Bank thanks to Peace Now’s
new real-time interactive map of the settlements, which is available for your
computer, IPhone and IPad.
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The new application which was launched Monday
in English by Americans for Peace Now places facts and figures about West Bank
settlements at anyone’s fingertips.
The viewer can easily see the where
the pre-1967 border is, follow the route of the security barrier or zoom in
through satellite images on any spot in the West Bank.
historical information is available in easy-to-read balloons that can be
accessed by simply clicking on points of interest.
Peace Now promises to
update the site constantly with breaking news events, including the removal of
illegal West Bank Jewish structures and outbreaks of violence.
the site one can see a construction picture shot last Thursday in the Har Gilo
“It is important that people understand what is happening
now,” said Peace Now strategic communications director Noam Shelef.
goal is to present as much data as we can in a way that people can understand
it,” said Shelef who added, “Nothing like this has ever been tried
Americans for Peace Now president Debra DeLee said, “The
transparency this tool offers is doubly important at this time, as
considers abandoning its freeze on new settlement construction.
anywhere, can now log in and see the realities on the ground.
app shows the unfiltered realities that settlements create on the ground
West Bank. While people are entitled to their opinions on this divisive
there is only one set of facts, and our app makes these facts available
unprecedented clarity and detail.
“We hope this app will revolutionize
the debate over West Bank settlements, breaking through polemics and
anchoring the discussion in the facts,” she said.