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Courting ConflictThe Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza$
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Lisa Hajjar

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520241930

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520241930.001.0001

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Conclusion: The Second Intifada and the Global “War on Terror”

Conclusion: The Second Intifada and the Global “War on Terror”

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(p.235) Conclusion: The Second Intifada and the Global “War on Terror”
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Courting Conflict
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Lisa Hajjar

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520241930.003.0010

This chapter reflects on the ramifications of the second intifada (which began in 2000) on law and conflict in Israel/Palestine and the influence of this conflict on U.S. government's global “war on terror.” The roots of the second intifada are entwined in the military court system, which has been a central setting for the conflict. However, the second intifada does mark a change in Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, notably the expansion from a predominantly “law enforcement model” to a “war model.” It is the global strength and stature of the United States as the lone superpower that make the models drawn from Israel/Palestine globally significant. The complexities and contradictions of laws in Israel/Palestine generate ideas about rights that are contradictory and, some might argue, irreconcilable. Law will not solve the conflict, but it matters to understand the conflict as a force and feature of life.

Keywords:   second intifada, war on terror, U.S. government, military court system, West Bank, Gaza, law enforcement model

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