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Charlotte Kates

Palestinian Authority Security Cooperation and the Internationalization of Occupation: The Case of Ahmad Sa’adat

[A protest for Palestine in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on 29 March 2012. Image by author.]

“Security coordination is sacred.” Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas made that statement in Ramallah in May 2014 to an Israeli audience. He was referring to the policy of high-level intelligence and security cooperation with the Israeli occupation military. For Palestinians, security coordination has meant interrogation and imprisonment in PA prisons and a “revolving door” between PA and Israeli jails. This policy consumes over one-quarter of the PA’s ...

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Charlotte Kates

 

Charlotte Kates is the coordinator of Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. Based in Beirut, she is the coordinator of the US National Lawyers Guild International Committee and is a member of the Organizing Collective of the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.