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The Banality of Occupation

While the world has been rightfully focused on the Gaza Flotilla, the banality of occupation goes on.  In this video (originally posted on Coteret), a twelve year old boy is arrested in Bil’in.  An international activist and the boy’s mother plead with the soldiers to release him, but the soldiers ignore them completely, with the complete power of the occupier.  The child was apparently working in his olive groves with his family.  As the boy is taken away, you can see, not far away at all, the buildings of the nearest settlement.  Just another day in Palestine.

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Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace

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