Israel is afraid of Palestinian memory, since it is the only facet of its war against the Palestinian people that it cannot fully control.
The coronavirus quarantine is no radical departure for many Palestinians, who have learned to live in a state of virtual ‘lockdown’ since the late 1940s.
Call it a ‘quarantine’, a ‘shelter-in-place’, a ‘lockdown’ or a ‘curfew’, we Palestinians have experienced them all, though not at all voluntarily. Personally, the first 23 years of my life were lived in virtual ‘lockdown’. My father’s ‘quarantine’ was experienced much earlier, as did his father’s ‘shelter-in-place’ before him. They both died