Bible and Gun: Militarism in Jerusalem's Holy Places

  title={Bible and Gun: Militarism in Jerusalem's Holy Places},
  author={Wendy Pullan},
  journal={Space and Polity},
  pages={335 - 356}
  • W. Pullan
  • Published 1 December 2013
  • Sociology
  • Space and Polity
Abstract Violence is a regular occurrence at many of Jerusalem's holy sites. Ongoing civilian clashes play a role, but official modes of control through the Israeli army (IDF) and Border Police, as well as more informal private security operations are often involved. Such militarisation may keep violent upheavals in check, but it is carried out within the framework of a long and harsh occupation. The two sites considered here—the Western Wall in the Old City and Rachel's Tomb on the border of… 

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