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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”

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

Lisa Hajjar

University of California Press

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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