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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 sniper fatally shoots Malek Hamdan (20) while Palestinians throw stones at soldiers

Malek Hamdan. Photo courtesy of familyOn Friday, 14 May 2021, at around 4:30 P.M., some 15 young Palestinians headed from the village of Salem, east of Nablus, towards Route 555, which bypasses the village and connects the settlements of Itamar 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…