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Author Abu-Zahra, Nadia, 1976-

Title Unfree in Palestine : registration, documentation and movement restriction / Nadia Abu-Zahra and Adah Kay
Published London : Pluto Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource (x, 222 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction. Freedom and unfreedom in Palestine ; Scantily-documented pass systems ; Overview of the book. -- Registration and denationalisation. The census ; The population registry ; Feigning authority ; Denationalisation. -- Blacklists. Paper blacklists and executions ; Blacklists as hierarchies of discrimination. -- Coercion and collaboration. Withholding rights as coercion ; Trading rights for needs ; Informants and collaborators. -- Movement restriction and induced transfer. Entrenching movement restrictions ; Induced transfer ; Enhanced movement for colonists, restricted movement for Indigenous Palestinians. -- The health system. Collapsing public health structures ; Health system shutdown. -- Education. Collapsing education structures ; Education system shutdown. -- Conclusion. Review of book ; Looking forward
Summary "Based on first-hand accounts and extensive fieldwork, Unfree in Palestine reveals the role played by identity documents in Israel's apartheid policies towards the Palestinians, from the red passes of the 1950s to the orange, green and blue passes of today. The authors chronicle how millions of Palestinians have been denationalised through the bureaucratic tools of census, population registration, blacklisting and a discriminatory legal framework. They show how identity documents are used by Israel as a means of coercion, extortion, humiliation and informant recruitment. Movement restrictions tied to IDs and population registers threaten Palestinian livelihoods, freedom of movement and access to basic services such as health and education. Unfree in Palestine is a masterful expose of the web of bureaucracy used by Israel to deprive the Palestinians of basic rights and freedoms, and calls for international justice and inclusive security in place of discrimination and division."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Identification cards -- Law and legislation -- Palestine
Palestinian Arabs -- Palestine -- Social conditions
Privacy, Right of -- Palestine
Race discrimination -- Palestine
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom.
Identification cards -- Law and legislation
Palestinian Arabs -- Social conditions
Privacy, Right of
Race discrimination
Middle East -- Palestine
Palästinensische Autonomiegebiete
Form Electronic book
Author Kay, Adah, 1943-
ISBN 9781849647687