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Endless borders: Detaining Palestinians and managing their movements in the occupied territories

Abstract : The rules and fonctionning of military justice have created a Prison Web over Palestinian territories, i.e., a reality of massive arrests and imprisonment and a virtuality, a larger possibility of detaining, that is to say a suspended detention. Through mass incarceration policies, it tackles individuals and their networks. Punishment is linked to and organizes Palestinians’ mobility even after their release from jail. The judiciary and prison practices applied to Palestinians are main control devices that are contributing to a bordering system anchored on a specific mobility regime. They are shaping a dematerialized, networked and highly individualized bordering system. Through neoliberal reforms (outsourcing, privatization of services, etc.), the monetarization of military justice and expansion of its action scope, the Prison Web turned sustainable: costs were reduced and offloaded onto Palestinians and international actors. These control and mobility management systems projected within the Occupied Territories have multiplied the border: it has become mobile, suspended and endless.
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Stephanie Latte Abdallah. Endless borders: Detaining Palestinians and managing their movements in the occupied territories. Mediterranean Politics, 2020, 25 (3), pp.372 - 393. ⟨10.1080/13629395.2019.1681734⟩. ⟨hal-02347135⟩

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