המשבריות של צבא השיטור: כיצד התהוותה התשתית לפעולה אוטונומית של הצבא בגדה

Translated title of the contribution: The Crisis of the Policing Army: How the Infrastructure for the Autonomous Operation of the Army in the West Bank was Created

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Abstract

One of the reforms that the Israeli right-wing regime promotes is a change to the authority structure that oversees the policing army in the West Bank, granting it greater autonomy. Arguably, this agenda leverages an existing infrastructure built on the gradual creation of two armies within the IDF following the second Intifada, whereby a separate policing army has emerged in the West Bank alongside the IDF, the “official” army. It relies on standing forces and local militias and maintains blurred boundaries with the local settlers. The separation between this policing force and the official army enables it to function as a “gray arm” of the state in order to annex Area C. Its social composition, which draws largely on lower-class and religious groups, increases the troops’ inclination towards autonomous action. The right-wing regime’s agenda is to expand and institutionalize this previously-created separation between the armies.
Translated title of the contributionThe Crisis of the Policing Army: How the Infrastructure for the Autonomous Operation of the Army in the West Bank was Created
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)264-273
Number of pages10
Journalסוציולוגיה ישראלית: כתב-עת לחקר החברה הישראלית
Volume24
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2023

IHP publications

  • ihp
  • Authority
  • Civil-military relations
  • Mishṭeret Yiśraʼel -- Mishmar ha-gevul
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • West Bank and Gaza Strip

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