The Colonial Breach and the Colonial Bind

Amman March 2024


Whatever the contentions on the term we use to express the scale and method of killing we are witnessing in Gaza, the description at the International Court of Justice as a live-streamed genocide is both apt and particular to our age. For this is no 20th century genocide we hear of through whispered rumours. Instead, the intent, the process, the structure, and the scale of the killing has almost been too transparent for us. It is a theatre of a mass killing at which we are all present. A theatre of death foretold, as in Refaat Alareer’s If I must die, to be circulated virally on apps like Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.

Republished at Critical Legal Thinking