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By Noura Erakat and Tareq Radi
“After every campaign of the kind that is now taking place in Gaza, we see an increase in the number of customers from abroad…” because they can market their weapons as “battle-tested’.”
ED Noor: Gaza stat: 1.8 M Palestinians of which 1.4 are homeless1. To obtain the maximum amount of Palestinian land with the minimum number of Palestinian people; and2. To concentrate a maximum number of Palestinians onto a minimum amount of land.
"We'll make a pastrami sandwich of them, ... we'll insert a strip of Jewish settlements in between the Palestinians, and then another strip of Jewish settlements right across the West Bank, so that in 25 years' time, neither the United Nations nor the United States, nobody, will be able to tear it apart." ~ Ariel Sharon
Illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied West Bank
“I don’t know something called international Principles. I vow that I will burn every Palestinian child (that) will be born in this area. The Palestinian woman and child are more dangerous than the man because the Palestinian child’s existence infers that generations will go on, but the man causes limited danger. I vow that if I was just an Israeli civilian and I met a Palestinian I would burn him and I would make him suffer before killing him. With one hit I’ve killed 750 Palestinians (In Rafah in 1956).I wanted to encourage my soldiers by raping Arabic girls as the Palestinian woman is but a slave for Jews, and we do whatever we want to her and nobody tells us what we shall do but we tell others what they shall do.” ~ Ariel Sharon, 1956, interview with General Ouze Herham.
Despite the imbalance of military force, as well as the structural violence of siege, media narratives of victimhood and survival were exclusively reserved for Israel and Israelis.
It recommends that lifting the siege and reforming the economy requires that the Palestinian Authority (PA) replaces Hamas as the governing body of Gaza.
.Ajl highlights thatthe World Bank’s emphasis to work with the PAis colonial in nature,because it only accepts and supports interlocutorsthat the colonial power has deemed legitimate.
Furthermore, Arafeh criticizes the Palestinian Authority’slack of investment in Jerusalemas a contributing factor to the Judaization of the city.
As Israeli development initiatives advance, leaderless Palestinians in Jerusalem are left to fend for themselves in the face of forced displacement and economic strangulation.
Together with other critical junctures,today the raison d’etreof Palestinian police forcesis their ability to meet Israel’s security concerns.