Kharita – خريطة

About us

We are a group of Lebanese, Palestinian, and other activists who have worked together previously, mainly doing media and mapping work during the summer 2006 Israeli attack on Lebanon, and some of us later on advocacy and design for the reconstruction of Nahr el-Bared refugee camp. We have among us designers, architects, researchers, media people, and many other random activists. Although we are not an organised body or politically affiliated with a specific group, we are all pro-Palestinian.

The Gaza Solidarity maps are but a small contribution from us to the Palestinians in Gaza. Please feel free to use and distribute the maps widely, and send us your feedback and suggestions, on the blog on



  1. Incredible effort and amazing work. Good job. On the About Us link
    summer 2006 Israeli attack link does not work.

    Thank you!
    Salma Abu Ayyash

    Comment by Salma Abu Ayyash — 18 January, 2009 @ 13:11

  2. Thanks Salma for pointing this out. Link is updated now.

    Comment by solidaritypalestine — 18 January, 2009 @ 18:16

  3. many thanks for this important work.

    love and solidarity from nyc.

    Comment by Dan O'Reilly-Rowe — 18 January, 2009 @ 18:37

  4. first: thanks very much for your important work. its been a horrible three weeks, but it makes a difference that talented, committed people like yourselves are doing what you can to counter the propaganda efforts of the israelis and their allies in media and beyond.

    i have a technical question, and would appreciate your responding of-list, to my e-mail address. I need to do some map-making of my own–for a book project on the end of slavery in the southern us., and i wonder if you could suggest any software (for mac) or any other advice on map-making, illustrations etc. yours are so powerful i thought it’d be worth asking.

    thank you.

    Comment by Brian Kelly — 19 January, 2009 @ 14:15

  5. Clear, powerful, excellent. Congratulations and thanks.

    Comment by Miguel Alexiades — 19 January, 2009 @ 19:30

  6. Hi there,

    Wonderfully map concatenating informations.
    I’m in the process of translating it in French, and the result will be available on the website i indicated, if you guys see no issues with that.

    The URL indicated on the map says “” when it is “.com”. Please correct it.

    Keep it up,

    Comment by cyrille — 20 January, 2009 @ 22:08

  7. Thank you very much for this map. I hope nothing like this needs to be compiled ever again. I’m putting it into my blog tonight with articles I pull each day. I will add you to my blogroll also.

    jazakAllah khairan

    sis Dee

    Comment by iadiedee — 21 January, 2009 @ 03:38

    This is communitarian media association from Venezuela.
    We are familiar with Samidoun humanitarian efforts, and also maps of 2006 Israeli atack on Lebanon. We visited the country after the bombings, made a documentary on the aftermath of the attacks and put up a web site (
    We now congratulate you for keeping up the effort on the ocasion of the brutal attack on Gaza Strip.
    We spent some time translating the last map into Spanish, and only at the end did we notice the “non derivative” CC license.
    We are thus asking permission to send you a copy and distribute the latest map (16 Jan.) with most legends translated into Spanish. Please write as soon as possible so as to be able to promote the resource among Spanish speaking audience.

    Comment by ANMCLA — 22 January, 2009 @ 20:44

  9. […] impact of Israeli attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip. About the designers: “We are a group of Lebanese a group of Lebanese, Palestinian, and other activists who have […]

    Pingback by Solidarity Maps » Eninvent — 25 January, 2009 @ 08:54

  10. keep up the good work guys, this is excellent

    Comment by Mohammad — 28 January, 2009 @ 06:04

  11. I have to tell you that your maps are excellent!

    I just wanted to ask you a question – where do you get the data from? Thank!

    Greetings from Bosnia & Herzegovina!

    Comment by Slavisa — 5 March, 2009 @ 03:53

  12. ربنا يوفقكم

    Comment by أحمد مجدى — 1 February, 2012 @ 16:50

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