you're right, also a third world country could have an army that behaves, a democratic process that works, etc. Shavit meant a 'banan republic' a state in which the army leaders are corrupt, the military, the commercial and the political elites are intertwined and corrupt. like in this case.
Israeli army lifts closure on West Bank town of Qabatiyah after three days (Haaretz)
from the article: Has Israel become a third-world country?
65-year-old from local kibbutz suffers moderate wounds after being stabbed in the neck in southern Israel; manhunt underway for suspected assailant.21:04 06.02.16 | 0 comments