An amendment to Israeli military Order #1650 on “preventing infiltration” is riddled with “vague language will allow army officers to exploit it arbitrarily to carry out mass expulsions, in accordance with military orders which were issued under unclear circumstances. The first candidates for expulsion will be people whose I.D. cards bear addresses in the Gaza Strip, including children born in the West Bank and Palestinians living in the West Bank who have lost their residency status for various reasons“, Ha’aretz recently reported.

The government’s fear is of “non-violent resistance”, which—according to journalist Jamal Dajani—“could be” the “biggest threat to Israel’s ability to justify its continued military aggression and occupation of Palestinian lands” (6:02):

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