Indiana Law Journal

Document Type


Publication Date

Winter 2022

Publication Citation

98 Indiana Law Journal 307 (2022)


The Israeli-Palestinian conflict began in the early 1900s when the disputed land, what is now the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, fell under British rule. After the Six- Day War in 1967, Israel took control of the West Bank, Golan Heights, and the Gaza Strip. Since then, tensions between Israel and Palestine have continued to grow. This Note explores a modern-day occupation question: Israel’s control over Palestine’s information and communication technology (ICT) sector. Along with privacy and human rights violations, Israel’s control is in direct violation of the Oslo Accords— guaranteeing Palestinians limited self-governance in Gaza and the West Bank. Since the current legislative structure and international efforts do not provide adequate support, this Note suggests several recommendations to promote Palestine’s ICT sector: clarified legislation, support from international actors, increased social media presence, and steps to take at the local level.