By Edgar O’Ballance (auth.)

A interesting account of the Intifada (struggle) by way of Palestinians within the Occupied Territories opposed to Israeli governments, the 1st a part of which was once a mass civil disobedience stream of 'stone opposed to bullets', which Israeli protection forces contained simply with nice trouble, resorting to uncertain tools that integrated detention with no trial, kidnapping and assassinations. Criticized via human rights companies and the United international locations, Palestinians and the Iranian-supported Hezbollah operated suicide-bombers, and a few Palestinians resumed terrorist task. the USA intervened sponsoring a complete heart East peace approach within which Israelis dragged their ft, while increasing Jewish settlements on unlawful territory. ultimately Arafat grew to become President of the self-ruled Palestine nationwide Authority.

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One such case was that of Izzat Nafsu, a Circassian Muslim from Kfar Kama, one of two Circassian settlements in northern Israel, who had joined Shin Bet and risen to the rank of lieutenant. He was accused of working for the PLO when serving in southern Lebanon in 1978, and on Shin Bet evidence was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment by a military court. His defence was that he had been set up by Shin Bet, claiming that he had met an informer who turned out to be a senior Fatah officer. This man had tried to blackmail him into cooperating with Fatah, which Nasu had refused to do.

The report, in a part not made public, redefined the acceptable limits of force against prisoners, and laid down guidelines for the future. The Intifada: 1987-8 31 When the Intifada began the government had expected that Shin Bet would quickly get to the root of the trouble and arrest the ringleaders, but as it relied on informers and collaborators, a system that under 'fear or favour' pressure normally produced some results, its scope had been blunted when faced with mass disobedience. Shin Bet struggled under a dark cloud of unpopularity and suspicion, from both Israelis and Palestinians, and its relations with other Israeli security services were not of the best.

He was accused of working for the PLO when serving in southern Lebanon in 1978, and on Shin Bet evidence was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment by a military court. His defence was that he had been set up by Shin Bet, claiming that he had met an informer who turned out to be a senior Fatah officer. This man had tried to blackmail him into cooperating with Fatah, which Nasu had refused to do. Nafsu 30 The Palestinian Intifada claimed that all the evidence against him was false . His case attracted press attention, and although two official in-house enquiries came to nothing, the media persisted and eventually a judicial commission was appointed which found Nafsu had indeed been convicted on false evidence.

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