Tony Greenstein | 11 June 2016 | Post Views:

The Bureaucratic Malice of Israel’s Occupation
On one level of course
it is amusing, that a water melon is deemed to be a security threat.  :But  the fact that Israeli soldiers won’t led an
old Palestinian man pass with his watermelon is indicative of the crushing
nature of Israel’s military presence in the middle of Hebron.  Whilst the settlers are allowed to come and
go without hindrance and the settlers are allowed to attack and intimidate the Palestinians
of Hebron without let or hindrance, the Palestinians face bureaucratic
obstacles every day. 
Everything is a
security threat.  Despite Israeli human
rights workers arguing that their action in preventing him pass into ‘a closed
military zone’ which happens to be where the man lives, the soldiers refuse to
Because in an illegal
occupation there is of course no law. 
What matters is might, nothing more and so we see the crushing and
bureaucratic nature of the Israeli occupation, which makes someone wait for 4
hours in order to pass with their water melon.

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