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Category of Involvement

Settlement Enterprise

This category of involvement encompasses all commercial activities linked to the establishment, sustainment and expansion of Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian and Syrian land.

Economic Exploitation

This category of involvement encompasses all commercial activities linked to the exploitation of occupied Palestinian and Syrian land, resources and labor.

Population Control

This category of involvement encompasses corporate involvement in Israel’s brutal, restrictive and increasingly privatized systems of control over Palestinian and Syrian communities.

Industrial Zones in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

In this dynamic report Who Profits takes a close look at Israeli Industrial Zones (IZs) constructed on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. It also provides a provisional but substantive, list of Israeli and international corporations operating in Israeli IZs constructed...

Infrastructures of Dispossession and Control Transport Development in East Jerusalem

This flash report focuses on five large scale transport infrastructure projects in East Jerusalem currently at various stages of development, and exposes the private corporations involved in their implementation. These projects are part and parcel of a broader Israeli strategy to promote the...


Combating a Virus: Militarism and Securitization Under Covid-19

On June 10th 2020 Who Profits held an online conversation with Dr. Nisha Kapoor, an Assistant Professor of Sociology, Warwick University and Who Profits’ Research Coordinator Riya al-Sanah on securitization and surveillance under COVID-19 in occupied Palestine, India and beyond.

Occupation is an Underlying Condition A conversation on the political economy of Covid-19 in Palestine

Who Profits was joined by Dr. Rafeef Ziadah, a Lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East at SOAS, University of London, and Dr. Weeam Hammoudeh, an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University, Palestine, for a conversation on the political...


Exploited and Essential Palestinian Labour under Covid-19

Israeli policies vis-à-vis Palestinian labour in the context of the Covid-19 crisis expose how pre-existing structures of population control and economic strangulation interlock to secure profits for the occupying power at the expense of an occupied population. At once essential to the profits of...

العمالة الفلسطينيّة في ظل كورونا عمالة مستغلّة وحيويّة

تكشف السياسات الاسرائيلية تجاه العمال الفلسطينيين في ظل فيروس الكورونا الطريقة التي تتقاطع بها مباني السيطرة والخنق الاقتصادي القائمة، وذلك لضمان الارباح على...