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From Chocolate Bars to Motor Cars: Separation and Goods Trafficking between Israel and the West Bank (2007–2010)

This chapter analyzes the change in the informal trafficking of standard consumer goods between Israel and the West Bank between 2007 and 2010, when the security forces of the Palestinian Authority (PA) were redeployed in the main Palestinian cities. This study aims to assess the PA’s capacity to territorialize its control, and to identify forms of regulation between the Israeli and Palestinian economies, over and above formal exchanges.