If secret police ran the Jewish state, this sort of article wouldn't see the light of day - or if it did, Bradley Burston never would see it himself ever again once the commentary was published. Everyone who commented in favor of this piece would, likely, disappear. The newspaper would be sanctioned, or shut down. I'm gonna guess, though, that Brad Burston is alive and well, and free...and will continue to be for a long time. Let's, ah, not throw around terms like "secret police" or "police state". I mean, if secret police ran a state, the authorities would warn civilians off from shopping at certain supermarkets (say, Rami Levi), letting it be known that "We know who you are." Threats would be made against such civilians. So apparently, secret police are in charge of the PA. But of course, that's not a secret, right? But who cares? We're the bad guys, right?
Jerusalem suburb of Even Sapir evacuated as wildfire spreads (Haaretz)
from the article: A Special Place in Hell / If the secret police ran a Jewish state