Five Days in the Life of a Palestinian, Erased

Amira Hass
Amira Hass
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“And what brings you to such a case,” asked military judge Lt. Col. Azriel Levy in surprise, on August 5, shortly before releasing Albaraa Jaber from a false arrest that erased five entire days from his life.

What Levy probably meant to say was: After all, this is a negligible case in the military court assembly line, and we judges are accustomed to the presence of journalists only in “heavy,” widely covered, famous cases. But that’s it – it’s precisely cases of arrest like these, anonymous, banal and numerous, that indicate how the military establishment works in the service of the settlement enterprise.

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