The biggest prison on earth : a history of the Occupied Territories / Ilan Pappe.
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- ISBN: 9781851685875
- ISBN: 1851685871
- Physical Description: xxx, 273 pages : maps ; 25 cm
- Publisher: London : Oneworld, 2017.
Contents / Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages -238) and index.
Preface: One hill, two prisons and three agencies -- Introduction: Re-reading the narrative of occupation -- The war of choice -- Devising the mega-prison -- The Greater Jerusalem as a pilot project -- The Alon vision -- Economic rewards and punitive reprisals -- The ethnic cleansing of June 1967 -- The Labour legacy, 1968-1977 -- The bureaucracy of evil -- On the road to the Intifada, 1977-1987 -- The First Intifada, 1987-1993 -- The Oslo charade and the Second Intifada -- The ultimate maximum security prison model: the Gaza Strip.
"Publishing on the fiftieth anniversary of the Six-Day War that culminated in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Pappe offers a comprehensive exploration of one of the world's most prolonged and tragic conflicts. Using recently declassified archival material, Pappe analyses the motivations and strategies of the generals and politicians--and the decision-making process itself--that laid the foundation of the occupation. From a survey of the legal and bureaucratic infrastructures that were put in place to control the population of over one million Palestinians, to the security mechanisms that vigorously enforced that control, Pappe paints a picture of what is to all intents and purposes the world's largest 'open prison'" -- Jacket.