Occupation of the Territories: Israeli Soldier Testimonies 2000-2010

    • Title: Occupation of the Territories: Israeli Soldier
      Testimonies 2000-2010
    • Author(s) / Editor(s): Breaking the Silence (Author)
    • Publisher: Breaking the Silence
    • Year: 2010
    • ASIN: B0058O6N0O
    • Language: English
    • Pages: 432
    • Size / Format: 58,0 mb / pdf
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Description: The publication of this volume, Occupation of the Territories: Israeli Soldier Testimonies 2000-2010, marks a decade since the outbreak of the Second Intifada. Using the testimonies of hundreds of male and female soldiers interviewed by Breaking the Silence, the book exposes the operational methods of the Israeli military in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and the impact of these methods on the people who live in the Territories – Palestinians, settlers, and the soldiers themselves. Those who carry out Israel’s mission in the Territories – the IDF troops – reveal here, in unprecedented detail, the principles and consequences of Israeli policy in the Territories. From the descriptions given by the soldiers, one comes to grasp the logic of Israeli operations overall. The testimonies leave no room for doubt: while it is true that the Israeli security apparatus has had to deal with concrete threats in the past decade, including terrorist attacks on Israeli citizens, Israeli operations are not solely defensive. Rather, they systematically lead to the de facto annexation of large sections of the West Bank to Israel through the dispossession of Palestinian residents. The widespread notion in Israeli society that the control of the Territories is intended exclusively to protect the security of Israeli citizens is incompatible with the information conveyed by hundreds of IDF soldiers.