MADAR Publishes Transformations in the Military Rule of the West Bank

  • Author: Khaled Anabtawi
  • Number of Pages: 145
  • ISBN: 978-9950-03-011-4
  • Date of update: Friday, 25 May 2018
  • Price: $6.00
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Ramallah – The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) has recently published Transformations in the Military Rule of the West Bank. Authored by Khaled Anabtawi, the book comprises 144 pages.

The publication revisits the inception and evolution of the military rule of the West Bank, tracing back its legal justifications, political points of reference and goals. It also reviews relevant transformations that maintained the essence of the occupation enterprise, which is premised on land grab, denial of Palestinian sovereignty, control of the Palestinian society, and confinement of Palestinians to cantons.

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.

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The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) is an independent research centre specialising in Israeli affairs, based in Ramallah, Palestine. MADAR was established in 2000 by a group of Palestinian intellectuals and academics, including the late poet Mahmoud Darwish, Dr. Lily Feidy, Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Dr. Ahmad Harb, Mr. Walid Al-Ahmad and Mr. Akram Haniyyeh. The centre was registered as a not-for-profit organisation with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior, and obtained a research centre’s operational licensing from the Palestinian Ministry of Information.