Spatial Changes in Palestine: from Colonial Project to an Apartheid System

Spatial Changes in Palestine: from Colonial Project to an Apartheid System © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/156920909X12525685704446 African and Asian Studies 8 (2009) 375-412 A F R I C A N A N D A S I A N S T U D I E S Spatial Changes in Palestine: from Colonial Project to an Apartheid System Hussein Al-Rimmawi Associate Professor, Birzeit University, Palestine E-mail: Abstract Th is paper addresses the socio-spatial impact of the Zionists’ colonial project in Palestine, includ- ing the replacement of the indigenous Palestinian people by Jewish immigrants. At present, the Palestinians, displaced or living in the remaining part of Palestinian lands number approximately ten million. Th e continuous Israeli occupation has failed to bring stability or prosperity to either the region or the Israeli and Palestinian peoples. Projections indicate that demographic changes will transform the current situation into an apartheid system, where the majority Palestinians will be ruled by an Israeli minority. Th e objective of this paper is to suggest a just solution for the Palestinian-Israeli impasse in advocating the establishment a one-state solution, a proposition which appears to be gaining increasing support. Keywords Palestine; Israel; Colonial Project; Apartheid System; Changes on Land Introduction Th e aim of this African and Asian Studies Brill

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