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Israel's Occupation$
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Neve Gordon

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520255302

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520255302.001.0001

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“The Invisible Occupation”

“The Invisible Occupation”

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(p.48) Chapter 2 “The Invisible Occupation”
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Israel's Occupation
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Neve Gordon

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520255302.003.0003

This chapter illustrates how Israel consolidated its military rule in the Occupied Territories (OT) by increasing the inhabitants' economic productivity while diminishing their political capabilities. It begins by briefly describing the coercive measures Israel employed to crush all oppositional forces, and then discusses some of the changes introduced in the education system in order to suppress both national identification and political aspirations. The chapter then describes how, alongside its efforts to quell the population's desire for emancipation, Israel encouraged economic practises that promoted Palestinian prosperity and, in this manner, hoped to normalize the occupation.

Keywords:   military rule, Occupied Territories, economic productivity, coercion, opposition forces, education policy, national identification, political aspiration, Palestinians, prosperity

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