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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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Home? Not as long as the occupation is here.

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to share with you 89 seconds that convey several images, several moments, of the reality of Israel’s “democratic” control over Palestinian subjects, whose lives - and homes - are entirely exposed to Israel’s…

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