Narrating law

Israel and the Occupied Territories

Authored by: Kathleen Cavanaugh

Routledge Handbook on Human Rights and the Middle East and North Africa

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138807679
eBook ISBN: 9781315750972
Adobe ISBN: 9781317613763


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The case of Israel–Palestine is best characterized as a ‘metaconflict,’ 1 enveloping not one, but two conflicts. 2 There is the conflict itself, one based on a question of territorial control that has, to date, claimed 6,942 Palestinians and 1,127 Israeli victims (which includes 350 members of the security forces). 3 There is also a conflict about the nature of the conflict; narratives and counter-narratives wrestling for the hegemonic control on how the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is told—a Rashômon effect. 4

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