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Cycle of violence – déjà vu happening all over again?

TJI Pick
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Published: 5 July 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Israel’s response to recent heinous incidents of Palestinian terrorism includes more settlement construction, more Area C demolitions, and more collective punishment, of assailants’ families and also of hundreds of thousands of unrelated others, despite warnings by IDF and security experts that that will push more individuals into terrorism.

How can Israeli leaders still argue that settlements boost security? – Haaretz 03.07.16
The killings over the weekend prove that collective punishment against the Palestinians leads to a situation where the army can’t protect Israelis. Former deputy Mossad chief, Ram Ben Barak: ‘We must say frankly that this is the price we pay for living in the midst of a hostile Arab population. We must have leaders with the courage to do things differently from what we’ve done so far.’
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