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Letter from the West Bank

The Israeli army can destroy Gaza. But they will find the real battle for the future of Israel and Palestine, in the West Bank, much harder to win

While Israel’s invasion of Gaza continues to dominate the headlines, a more vital battle for the future of Israel and Palestine continues largely unnoticed. And in this struggle, Israeli forces are pitted not only against a resilient Palestinian population, but against a fiercely determined Israeli one too.

I recently spent three months working for the EAPPI, a human rights organisation in the West Bank. I got to know Rashid, a farmer from Yanoun, a tiny Palestinian village in near Nablus. He invited me for dinner—lamb and rice—which we ate in a bare room warmed only by a small gas stove…

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