On 18 March 2017, Al-Marsad met with representatives from the World Health Organisation (WHO) to discuss the health conditions of the Syrian population in the Occupied Syrian Golan. Al-Marsad provided information on discriminatory Israeli policies that negatively impact the Syrian population in the five remaining Syrian villages in the Golan, including land appropriation; restrictions on land…

Al-Marsad has published a new map (available here) of Syrian villages and farms destroyed by the Israeli occupation forces during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and the subsequent occupation of the Syrian Golan; and the Israeli settlements that were built on their ruins. The map is a product of extensive comparative research of existing sources that reveals…

Al-Marsad and the Democratic Progress Institute (DPI) publish a new report examining the Syrian refugee crisis from a conflict-resolution and human rights perspective, focusing on the situation in Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan – who together have received around three-quarters of Syrian refugees. The Syrian refugee crisis has been described as ‘the greatest humanitarian crisis in a…

For more than 5 years, Syria has been suffering a terrible conflict that has caused death and destruction, resulting in gross international law violations, in a seemingly endless and indescribable cruel chaos. Parties to the conflict in Syria, on all sides, have deliberately targeted and bombarded civilian-inhabited areas, launching missiles and rockets on areas containing no…

Al-Marsad publishes its report ‘The Syrian Situation – International Humanitarian Law Violations and the Call for Justice’. Since 2011 Syria has been devastated by a ferocious civil war that escalated into an internationalised conflict, in which government forces, rebel groups, extremist and terrorist groups, foreign fighters, and international powers are involved. Syria has become the arena…

Al-Marsad re-publishes its report ‘Water Is Life: A Consideration of the Legality and Consequences of Israeli Exploitation of the Water Resources of the Occupied Syrian Golan’ in view of Israel’s continued illegal extraction of water from the Occupied Syrian Golan at the expense of the native Syrian population – and recent cuts by Israel to water…

Al-Marsad re-publishes its report ‘From Settlement to Shelf: The Economic Occupation of the Syrian Golan’ in view of Israel’s latest attempts to create ‘facts on the ground’ by increasing settler population and extraction of natural resources in the Occupied Syrian Golan.   Full report available here:  From Settlement to Shelf: The Economic Occupation of the Syrian Golan…

Al-Marsad’s latest publication considers the plight of Syrian refugees in Europe and how this refugee crisis represents a major test for the European Union and its member states.   Full report available here:  Syrian Refugees in Europe – Protection in Principle, Chaos in Practice Report summary available here:  Syrian Refugees in Europe – Protection in Principle, Chaos in…