Anabtawi reviews Israel’s military power and so-called Civil Administration, particularly after the Camp David negotiations had failed. The account takes into consideration the profound strategic changes in Israel’s politics, namely, the incessant rise of the right wing.
Transformations in the Military Rule of the West Bank focuses on recent increasing intervention of Israeli agencies under the umbrella of the “Coordinator” in Palestinian civil life. For example, Israeli agencies have directly approached Palestinian businesspeople in an attempt to issue them travel permits without consultation with the Palestinian authorities. A series of steps have been taken to reinvigorate military institutions, which would resume their tasks and functions as a parallel government to the Palestinian government. The Coordinator also launched a webpage in Arabic to initiate a direct contact between the Israeli occupying authorities and Palestinians.