Palestine is not a minefield. Palestine is not complicated. Palestine is not a morass. Palestine is not tricky. Palestine is not a quagmire.
Palestine is not almost impossible to navigate.
Israel systematically abuses millions of Palestinians simply because they’re not what the state defines as Jewish. Israel came into existence through a massive program of ethnic cleansing that continues into the present. Israel prevents millions of Palestinians from returning to their ancestral cities and villages. Israel doesn’t allow those who remain the right of free movement. Israel is central to an ongoing project of Western imperialism. Appraise Israel’s position in the world and you’ll always find it aligned with forces of plunder and accumulation. Israel is a fundamentally racist entity—an ethnosupremacist settler colony, if you prefer—ruthlessly devoted to conquest and domination.
The notion of Palestine as doggedly complicated is a spectacular deceit.