An Impossible Occupation: Scott Anderson writes a first hand account of the Israeli incursion into the West Bank. He accompanied some elite Israeli paratroopers who were part of the forces that entered Tulkarm, and the story captures the views of the soldiers toward the occupation, how they conduct themselves in battle, and what it must be like to find yourself behind enemy lines for weeks. I think it’s telling that despite the IDF’s numerous precautions against violating the human rights of the Palestinians, the fundamental injustice of the occupation prevents them from getting any credit whatsoever. I wonder how the soldiers feel about settlers who feel it is their religious obligation to reclaim “Judea and Samaria” from the Palestinians.