Disintegrating and reconstituting Palestine: the powerful strength of law (2010)

The paper will then engage the impact of the creation of the Palestinian Authority and the establishment, for the first time in modern Palestinian history, of a national law maker, that exercises direct jurisdiction over historical Palestine. Palestine is targeted through law but this time with a completely different objective in mind – that of reconstituting Palestine. But the underlying assumption is still the same. Law, in shaping political assumptions, helps to clarify what Palestine is (or is not) and who the Palestinians are (or not).

Keywords: #Constitutional_law_Palestine; #Palestinian_constitution.

Khalil, Asem. Disintegrating and reconstituting Palestine: the powerful strength of law. Paper presented during an International Conference entitled In the Shadow of Separation: Territorial Regimes and New Socio-economic Practices, Jerusalem, 23-25/11/2010.

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