From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article by Ben White was published by Medium on March 1, 2017.
“Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip (yes, the latter is still occupied) will complete its 50th year this June. Even putting aside how the territory came to be occupied, Israeli policies over more than a dozen different governments have created an inherently discriminatory regime in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) — primarily due to the presence of more than 200 settlements. This colonial enterprise constitutes a grave violation of international law, and is at the heart of a system of segregation, inequality and brutality; settlement homes are built, Palestinian homes are demolished.“
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