THE VERITAS HANDBOOK A Guide to Understanding the Struggle for Palestinian Human Rights

    • Title: THE VERITAS HANDBOOK A Guide to Understanding the Struggle for Palestinian Human Rights
    • Author(s) / Editor(s): This handbook has been compiled by individuals who wish to remain anonymous. To contact the team, please email
    • Year: 2010
    • Language: English
    • Pages: 347
    • Size / Format: 20,4 mb / pdf
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Description: The Handbook consists of five sections:

A Concise History of Palestine: Geared towards educating an uninformed audience while
solidifying information that any regular activist may have, it has been designed such that it
could be a course for activists with a one hour session, once a week, for ten weeks.

Commonly Asked Questions: Aimed towards providing activists with factual, comprehensive
answers to commonly asked questions.

Perspectives and Debates: Contains scholarly and academic insight by some of the most
significant thinkers in the field and seeks to inform activists about the important issues
surrounding our work and the controversies that arise. These issues, including the
interpretations of Israel’s “right to exist,” approaches to confronting the Israeli occupation
regime, non-violent and violent resistance, and the varying proposals for a solution to the
Zionist-Palestinian conflict, are all addressed from a variety of perspectives. We have not
taken a stance on any of these issues, but instead hope to provide you with the resources to
make your own decisions.

Appendices: Five appendices with a comprehensive resource guide with numerous sources
for accurate information, solidarity organizations, links to printable posters and pamphlets,
human rights reports and primary resources. We strongly suggest referring back to the
primary resources and human rights reports that lie at the heart of understanding the reality
of the situation. We have also included significant information not easily accessed, such as
details about the Palestinian villages destroyed and depopulated during the 1948 Nakba, a
list of Palestinian prisoners (men, women, and children) currently held illegally in Israeli
detention, and a list of the children murdered by Israel during Operation Cast Lead. This
section is best used virtually as it contains links to many resources, and if you do choose to
print the handbook, we suggest that you omit this section.

Extended Bibliography: Comprehensive bibliography that can be used as a reading list.