Category: occupation

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Separation wall graffiti: Art or occupation tourism?

Bethlehem, occupied West Bank – Tourists trickle in and out of The Walled Off Hotel in this Palestinian city, crowding around Israel’s separation wall to spray graffiti slogans, murals and their names onto a chain of concrete slabs. To many Palestinians, a structure that has brought pain and suffering to their lives has become, for all…

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How a lacking ‘the’ enabled Israeli occupation

When the United Nations Security Council passed Resolution 2334 in December 2016, Israeli leaders seethed. Their fury was duly understood to stem from what they perceived as an unprecedented betrayal by the United States. But that was not it at all, since Resolution 2334 – which asserted that Israeli settlements have no legal validity and…