Palestinian Authority – Cooperation with Israel

VisualizingPalestine, January 26. 2016.
It was reported in the past week that Palestinian Authority (PA)
paramilitary police have acted in coordination with Israeli authorities to
arrest around 100 Palestinians since October. This won’t come as a surprise to
seasoned Palestinian commentators, many of whom have long criticised
“coordination” as a means of securing Israel’s occupation at the
expense of Palestinian human rights.

Our latest infographic, “The
Palestinian Guide to Keeping Yourself Occupied”
focuses on the PA’s
paramilitary/police apparatus. (Arabic
also available.)

The PA is the West Bank’s largest employer, and around one third of its
annual budget is allocated to ‘security and public order’ – more than health
and education combined. All new recruits are vetted by Israeli and US
officials, and have been widely deployed to crack down on non-violent
Palestinian civil society activities, while doing nothing to protect
Palestinians from attacks by Israeli settlers or soldiers.

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(Note: Journalists and bloggers, this infographic is Creative Commons,
so you are free to re-publish. The image file can be downloaded directly
in English
or Arabic. The
individual frames of the English version can also be downloaded
here: 1234567.)

The Visualizing Palestine Team