December 12, 2017

NEWS & Analysis

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Corpus Separatum?

December 6, 2017

The impact of recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem on the ‘peace process’ will be negligible, for the simple reason that it has long ceased to exist.

PALESTINE UNBOUND

Palestine Unbound

H.R. 4391: #NoWayToTreatAChild

November 16, 2017

Congress has seen critics of Israel and defenders of Palestinian rights before, but none matched McCollum’s historic act.

Palestine Unbound

#StandWithIssa

September 14, 2017

Since Issa Amro’s arrest, many local and international rights groups called for his immediate release, launching the hashtag #StandWithIssa.

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  • #PhotoOfTheWeek #Jerusalem: 
How many Israeli soldiers does it take to arrest one Palestinian child? The answer is 23 as this photo, captured on Friday, December 8, 2017, in Hebron reveals.

Twenty-three Israeli soldiers detained Fawzi Muhammad al-Juneidi, 16, from the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron during protests against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. He was one of thousands of Palestinians protesting against the decision in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. 
While not unprecedented behavior by Israeli soldiers, who are infamous for their mistreatment and detention of Palestinian children, this photo is particularly revealing. As Journal of Palestine Studies editor, Rashid Khalidi, put it, “imprisonment and detention are only one part of the greater picture. The entire structure of the occupation regime established after 1967 in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem—which in essential features resembles what was earlier done in the areas incorporated into Israel in 1948-49—can be seen as a carceral enterprise, which is designed to control, confine, and dominate the Palestinians living in these areas.” (See link in our bio). Indeed, that 23 highly equipped soldiers are needed to arrest a single Palestinian child is yet another manifestation of Israel as a carceral state. Human rights groups report that, on average, Israel arrests 700 Palestinian children per year.