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A Routine Founded on Violence

Israel’s control over roughly five million Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip manifests itself in different ways in their lives. They daily face organized, ongoing state violence, some of it overt, more often hidden. Since Palestinians have no political representation in the Israeli institutions that govern their lives, the potential for arbitrary use of force – physical or administrative – against them is virtually unrestricted. The result is harassment and abuse sometimes for no apparent reason, sometimes based on barely plausible security grounds.

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Routine abuse in al-‘Esawiyah: Police violently arrest 20-year-old

On Monday evening, 1 March 2021, a group of Israeli undercover police officers entered the ‘Obeid neighborhood in al-‘Esawiyah in East Jerusalem, and left after residents exposed them. Later that night, at around 9:45 P.M., Border Police and…

A regime of Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea

The entire area Israel controls between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea is governed by a single regime working to advance and perpetuate the supremacy of one group over another. By geographically, demographically and physically…