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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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Israeli soldier forcefully opens jeep door on passing motorcyclist and knocks him to the ground in Zabubah, Jenin District

On 13 January 2021, ‘Obaydah al-Wahsh (18), a resident of al-Yamun in Jenin District, drove to the village of Zabubah, which lies north of his village, to deliver a package. At 2:55 P.M., while he was sitting on his moped in front of a bakery…

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…