Caught Between Protesters and Israel, Palestinian Security Forces Shift Tactics

A man approached Israeli security forces in the West Bank. Palestinian forces are re-examining their coordination with Israel. Credit Hazem Bader/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A man approached Israeli security forces in the West Bank. Palestinian forces are re-examining their coordination with Israel. Credit Hazem Bader/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

The New York Times quotes Andy Clarno, former GCI research scholar and UIC assistant professor of sociology and African American studies, in an article on Palestinian security forces at recent West Bank protests and overall security coordination efforts in the region.

“They are in an impossible situation,” said Andy Clarno, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who has researched security cooperation, referring to the Palestinian security forces. “They are being squeezed on both sides. They are being told to crack down, and the kids see them as the front line of the occupation.”

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