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Israel Is Mobilizing Its Occupation Skills to Fight Coronavirus

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Just like Benjamin Netanyahu promised, Israel has come up with a solution to the coronavirus. Even though it’s not a groundbreaking vaccine or a drug for curing patients, being “only” a means for preventing the spread of the virus, it’s still quite a lot. The IDF has entered the fray, and now all will be well.

The IDF is doing what it’s learned to do over the last 53 years – how to occupy. First it took Bnei Brak. Subsequently, it may also take over Mea Shearim, and on Wednesday it locked down over the entire country. Let the defense ministry win, demands Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, give us your elderly, your infants, your ultra-Orthodox and the quarantine refusers. Actually, give us all your citizens and the army will do the rest. The army knows where and how to set up roadblocks, to check identification papers in order to verify the address of “illegal” Jewish residents trying to infiltrate into forbidden territory; the army has also rushed to hand out to its soldiers a handbook of phrases and basic commands in Yiddish, just like soldiers at roadblocks in the........

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