The ABC of the OPT: A Legal Lexicon of the Israeli Control over the Occupied Palestinian Territory

The ABC of the OPT: A Legal Lexicon of the Israeli Control over the Occupied Palestinian Territory

By: Orna Ben-Naftali (author), Michael Sfard (author), Hedi Viterbo (author)Hardback

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Israel's half-a-century long rule over the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and some of its surrounding legal issues, have been the subject of extensive academic literature. Yet, to date, there has been no comprehensive, theoretically-informed, and empirically-based academic study of the role of various legal mechanisms, norms, and concepts in shaping, legitimizing, and responding to the Israeli control regime. This book seeks to fill this gap, while shedding new light on the subject. Through the format of an A-Z legal lexicon, it critically reflects on, challenges, and redefines the language, knowledge, and practices surrounding the Israeli control regime. Taken together, the entries illuminate the relation between global and local forces - legal, political, and cultural - in Israel and Palestine. The study of the terms involved provides insights that are relevant to other situations elsewhere in the world, particularly with regard to belligerent occupation, the law's role in relation to state violence, and justice.

About Author

Orna Ben-Naftali holds the Emile Zola Chair for Human Rights in the Haim Striks School of Law, Israel. Michael Sfard is an Israeli human rights lawyer and the legal adviser to several Israeli human rights organizations and peace groups. Hedi Viterbo is Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Essex.


Introduction; A. Assigned residence; B. Border/barrier; C. Combatants; D. Deportations; E. Export of knowledge; F. Future-oriented measures; G. Geneva law; H. House demolition; I. Investigations; J. Jewish settlements; K. Kinship; L. Lawfare; M. Military courts N. Nomos; O. Outside/inside; P. Proportionality; Q. Quality of life; R. Regularization, law of; S. Security prisoners; T. Temporary/indefinite; U. Usufruct, rules of; V. Violence; W. War crimes; X. X rays; Y. Youth; Z. Zone.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781107156524
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 580
  • ID: 9781107156524
  • weight: 940
  • ISBN10: 1107156521

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