Suhail Sami Khalilieh is the Head of the Settlements Monitoring Department at the Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem (ARIJ), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the self-reliance of the Palestinian people and sustainable development in the occupied Palestinian territories. He is a frequent contributor to a number of print and online publications, including the prestigious Ma’an News Agency and the Palestinian-Israeli Journal. He is often consulted for his expertise on Israeli settlement activity and Israeli Army practices and policies in the occupied Palestinian territories. Khalilieh has held management positions with the Arab Thought Forum, the Palestinian Trade Center, and the Union of Stone and Marble Producers in Palestine. In all these positions, his work entailed concern with human rights violations. He is a graduate of Bethlehem University in the West Bank.