Saree Makdisi

Gaza and the Palestinians - an unsustainable injustice

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Israel's brutal attacks have inflicted untold suffering on Gaza's beleaguered population. Yet Israel, despite its military might, has not succeeded in its mission to smash Hamas, Saree Makdisi tells Socialist Review.

The assault on Gaza was described implicitly by Israel and the media as a war of military and economic equals. What were the living conditions in Gaza before the war?

The everyday occupation

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Although it generally receives international media attention only during episodes of spectacular or large-scale violence, the Israeli presence in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem is best understood as an everyday occupation.

The overwhelming majority of the daily encounters between Israel and the Palestinians occur in those everyday spaces where Israeli policy becomes Palestinian reality - where a politically charged vision, having assumed the neutral and technical language of administrative procedures, is played out at roadblocks and checkpoints, government offices, and daily encounters with an inflexible bureaucracy.

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