Dr. Khalil Toufakji

Dr. Khalil Toufakji
Head of the Technical Department, Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem CCPRJ

Head of the Technical Department, Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem (CCPRJ)

An expert on maps and on the issues of borders, settlements, and Jerusalem. He worked at the Mapping and Geographic Information Systems Department of the Arab Studies Society in Jerusalem. As the PLO’s chief cartographic expert, Tafakji accompanied numerous Palestinian delegations to peace talks between 1992 and 2001. His work is crucial in promoting Palestinian human rights and the Palestinian right to self-determination and travels extensively to lecture on the situation in the OPT.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Arts/ Department of Geography, from Damascus University (1974), and a Master's degree in Geographic Information Systems from the  University of Arizona  (1998). He has a wide range of articles published in local newspapers and Palestinian studies and is the author of several books on the geographical dimensions of Israeli colonies in the occupied West Bank.