The Palestinian Military

The Palestinian Military

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This book analyzes Palestinian attempts to create an organized military force from the period of the Mandate up to the present day. Beginning with a comparative overview of the relationship between insurgent movements and the quest to build up a standard military, the book looks, first, at how the 1936 revolt galvanized the Palestinian leadership to attempt to create a military. It then goes on to examines other major topics such as: the 1948 failure to create an organized armed force; Palestinian participation in other Arab armed forces; the creation of the PLA; attempts to develop a security apparatus after Oslo; and, finally, the question of security reform and peace-making. The book concludes by identifying the lessons from the Palestinian experience that can be applied in promoting healthy civil-military relations within political entities located in major conflict zones.Financed and trained by the Jordanian Royal Police Academy and Ministry of Interior, the Jordanian stamp was indelible. Arafat ... state authorities such as the Palestinian Monetary Agency, a bureau of statistics, an environmental control agency, and a civil service commission. ... A continuous barrage of official announcements reflecting typical government business connects the citizen to the state.


Title:The Palestinian Military
Author: Hillel Frisch
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-10-04
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