Military order diktats govern virtually everything. Free expression, movement, and most else are denied. Occupied lives are crushed into submission. Oslo instituted brutalizing state terror. PA collaborators permit it and commit some of their own.
"It's enough to think about the terrifying presence of the Border Police, Special Patrol Units and National Insurance Institute inspectors in East Jerusalem neighborhood and villages, turned into choking pockets of poverty by the Israeli government, in order to remember the potential of direct control and its predatory nature," said Hass.
"It's enough to remember Area C in which Israel will not allow an old Palestinian community to build toilets or install a solar energy system."
Israeli and PA security forces freely arrest Palestinians any time, anywhere, for any reason or none at all. Children are brutalized like adults. They're terrorized, arrested, tortured, and at times imprisoned.
Israeli occupation created "a confusing hybrid of military-colonial state of emergency and civilian autonomy. The duality and all its contradictions are the glue that makes it hard to undo." PA collaboration makes it much harder.
Hass called it the "genius" of Oslo. Israel got everything it wanted. Palestinians "were left with autonomous pockets that only reinforce Israel's rule."
They're on their own to change things. A third Intifada is long overdue.
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