Employing the Enemy

Book Title Employing the Enemy
Author Name Matthew Vickery
Publishing house Zed Books
Country – city UK
Date of issue 2017
Number of pages 161

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Thousands of Palestinians, including children, are building and working on illegal Israeli settlements. Their bitter toil entails a daily rejection of their rights and subjects them to dangerous working condition.

Employing the Enemy is a deeply moving narrative that paints a faithful portrait of these workers and their families. Matthew Vickery explores not only the rationale, emotions and consequences of such employment but also why and how people collude with their own oppression. In doing so he draws attention to a previously neglected aspect of the Palestinian experience, exposing these practices as a new, insidious form of state-sponsored forced labour.

About the Author

Matthew Vickery is senior commissioning editor for e-International Relations and a British Research Council in the Levant language scholar. He has written for Al-JazeeraNew InternationalistopenDemocracyMiddle East Eye, and the Herald, among other media.

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