Law and Order in Palestine

Published in: Survival, v. 46, no. 4, Winter 2004-05, p. 157-178

by Seth G. Jones, K. Jack Riley

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In 2004, the Gaza Strip and West Bank deteriorated into intra-Palestinian violence on several occasions. This violence escalated demands across Palestinian society that the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat surrender some of his powers and reform a judicial system riddled with inefficiency and corruption. An examination of past nation-building efforts in countries such as East Timor and Bosnia illustrates a number of steps the Palestinians and interested international players can take to improve these deficiencies.

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