Israelis have the Upper Hand when it Comes to Vengeance

Cook, Jonathan
http://www.jonathan-cook.net/2014-07-08/israelis-have-the-upper-hand-when-it-comes-to-vengeance/

Publisher:  Jonathan Cook
Date Written:  08/07/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16517

As Human Rights Watch warned, Israel’s recent actions – mass arrests; armed raids; the killing of Palestinians, including minors; lockdowns of cities, house demolitions; and air strikes – amounted to “collective punishment”, international law’s euphemism for revenge, against Palestinians. In the face of the enduring violence of Israel’s occupation, and the licence it provides soldiers to humiliate and oppress, ordinary Palestinians have a stark choice: to submit or resist. Ordinary Israelis, on the other hand, do not need to seek revenge on their own account. The Israeli state, military and courts are there every day doing it for them.

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