'What security threat do I pose to Israel if I go for an exam at Tel Hashomer?' Abu Nahla wonders. 'At the hospital entrance they take my identity card and exit permit. I can’t just go out for a stroll.'
Amira Hass is the Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Territories.
Born in Jerusalem in 1956, Hass joined Haaretz in 1989, and has been in her current position since 1993. As the correspondent for the territories, she spent three years living in Gaza, which served of the basis for her widely acclaimed book, "Drinking the Sea at Gaza." She has lived in the West Bank city of Ramallah since 1997.
Hass is also the author of two other books, both of which are compilations of her articles.
Today 651 Palestinians who have not been given due process are in Israeli jails. One of them, Bilal Kayed, received a detention order last month just moments after finishing a long prison term.
‘You can’t suddenly cross out all merchants,’ says one factory owner from the enclave.
Optimists hope that Hamas' participation in elections for the first time in ten years will pave the way for a new Palestinian government, but it’s still unclear how tolerant Fatah will be and whether Israel will intervene.
The questioning postpones their arrival to hospitals by several hours, and reduces the number of ambulances and paramedics available to answer other calls.
That is, even if some of the events on the Palestinian side are a little crazy themselves.
When ISIS embraces the killer driver, it blurs its weakness and presents itself once again as long-armed and omnipotent; France steps up security measures and intensifies the war in Syria in Iraq even though there is no evidence linking the assailant to ISIS.
The change is a clear reversal of what had been a trend of gradually easing restrictions in the past six years, a policy that had been largely aimed at the Palestinian business sector.
Since 2006, Hezbollah hasn’t done anything whenever Israel has attacked the Strip, and since the 2014 Gaza war the Palestinians there still face life imprisonment.
Is there an order to Israelis stipulating the wasting of the Palestinians’ time? Is there some supreme order: Be cruel, be heartless, humiliate?