July 2, 2014

How Israel Is Punishing Ordinary Palestinians

Max Fisher, Vox

The Associated Press

Twenty days after three Israeli high school students were kidnapped in the West Bank merely for being there, two days after they were found murdered in an apparent execution by Hamas members, and one day after Israelis gathered nationally to mourn the deaths, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies on Israel's political right appear to have extracted what they wanted from the crisis. And that has been disastrous for Palestinian civilians, who are suffering what, by every indication, appears to be collective punishment by the Israeli government for the actions of a few rogue militants.

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TAGGED: West Bank, Middle East, Palestinians, Palestine, Israel

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