Introduction: Occupied and Occupiers—The Israeli Case

Daniel Bar-Tal and Izhak Schnell

in The Impacts of Lasting Occupation

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199862184
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979950 | DOI:

Series: Series in Political Psychology

Introduction: Occupied and Occupiers—The Israeli Case

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The introduction chapter presents a new conceptual general framework that analyses the relationship between the occupier and the occupied society. It suggests that an occupation cannot operate in separation from the occupying society, especially when the occupier settles in spaces which are the perceived as a continuation of the homeland territory, as in the Israeli case. Following the occupation by the military forces the boundaries expand, albeit mainly for the occupiers; and a continuous process of interaction between occupiers and occupied begins. These processes touch upon every aspect of the collective life of the occupied and occupying societies, including in the military, political, societal, economic and cultural domains. The chapter then presents the legal considerations regarding the nature of occupation in general and prolonged occupation in particular. This is followed by a brief outline of the physical costs of the occupation on the Palestinian society, as well on the Israeli society.

Keywords: Occupation; West Bank; Jewish Settlement; Occupied society; Occupying society; Palestinians; Costs of occupation

Chapter.  11777 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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