Mondoweiss, 09 July 2015

Appunti dal mondo a km 0 – Ramallah /I


“There are less checkpoints than in the past, it’s true, and now anyway searches and inspections are minimal,” Shir Hever explained, an economist who studies the West Bank because of its odd prices. Hever found the cost of living is 30% higher in the occupied Palestinian territory than Israel, even though per capita income is 20% lower. [...] Palestinians endure longer routes on highways because they must bypass settlements when getting place to place. [...] Hever wrote, “The real aim is unpredictability. [...] [Y]ou can be stopped, you can be arrested at any time under any pretext. [...] [Y]ou never know if you will finally arrive or not, and when. [...]”