Living emergency: Israel's permit regime in the occupied West Bank

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In 1991, the Israeli government introduced emergency legislation canceling the general exit permit that allowed Palestinians to enter Israel. The directive has been reissued annually ever since. Today, Israel's permit regime for Palestinians is one of the world's most extreme and complex apparatuses for population management. Yael Berda worked as a human rights lawyer in Jerusalem and represented more than two hundred Palestinian clients trying to obtain labor permits to enter Israel from the West Bank. With Living Emergency, she brings readers inside the permit regime, offering a firsthand account of how the Israeli secret service, government, and military civil administration control the Palestinian population--back cover.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationStanford, California
PublisherStanford Briefs, an imprint of Stanford University Press
Number of pages144
ISBN (Electronic)1503602826, 1503605299, 9781503602823
StatePublished - 2018


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