Friday, August 24, 2007

Architects of Occupation

A fascinating interview with dissident Israeli architect Eyal Weizman about the logic of the illegal colonization of the Occupied Territories and the Partition Wall.

One particularly chilling section of the book discusses Israeli military techniques for sending assassination squads into the dense urban sprawl of Palestinian settlements.

Rather than use the alleyways and paths of the settlement – and risk ambush – the Israeli soldiers simply blast their way in a straight line through to their target. They cut holes in the walls of residential buildings and literally march straight through people’s living rooms.