Normal daily life is denied. Economic strangulation and institutionalized racism are imposed. So are curfews, roadblocks, checkpoints, separation walls, electric fences, and other barriers.
Neighborhood incursions, land, sea and air attacks, institutionalized violence, slow-motion genocide, targeted killings, mass arrests, torture, and gulag imprisonment reflect daily life for praying to the wrong God.
Fundamental civil and human rights are denied. Racism is policy. Crimes of war and against humanity repeat without redress. Wanting to live free in sovereign Palestine is called terrorism.
Punitive taxes are imposed. Few services are provided. Vital ones are lacking or inadequate. Palestinian lawmakers are imprisoned for belonging to the wrong party.
Muslims are considered subhuman. Police state repression terrorizes them. Arab Israeli citizens are considered fifth column threats. Israeli governance is more hypocrisy than democracy.
Fundamental human and civil rights are denied. International laws are spurned. Militarized control is policy. Israel's gulag is filled with non-believers.
For many, Dante's inscription through the gate of Hell applies: "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here." Hellish conditions for some reflect a lower level Dante forgot.
Israel's 1982 High Holiday (High Holy Days) Period: Yamim Noraim