Control Food, Control People: The Struggle for Food Security in Gaza

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Control Food, Control People examines the relation between Israeli strategies of control over Palestinians and the fostering of food insecurity in the Gaza Strip. The authors begin by documenting the current state of food and food production in Gaza. They then develop an integrative theoretical framework to identify the food security determinants that are commonly overlooked in the conventional definition of food security. Using this framework, and relying on primary and secondary data, they analyze the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and culture. The picture that emerges is that food insecurity is not a side effect of the occupation but rather a strategic goal pursued by all Israeli governments.

Year: 2013


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