B'Tselem to Stop Referring Complaints to the Military Law Enforcement System
“There is no longer any point in pursuing justice and defending human rights by working with a system whose real function is measured by its ability to continue to successfully cover up.”
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/aug/09/life-and-death-in-palestineWhen it became apparent that he wasn’t going anywhere, the officer told him: “We’ve been doing mappings every night, three or four houses a night, for 40 years.” He personally had searched and mapped the house in question twice before. “If we go into their houses all the time, if you arrest people all the time, if they feel terrified all the time, they will never attack us. They will only feel chased after.”
Extremely rare, but happens occasionally. The sentence is farcical and he'll be let out long before 18 months. Over 260 Palestinians killed by soldiers in similar circumstances in recent years & this is the only conviction - due solely to the video evidence.Whoah.
Israeli soldier Elor Azaria convicted over Hebron death
Is there precedent for this, does anyone know? It's a manslaughter conviction, rather than murder, but it seems quite significant.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/01/hamas-new-charter-palestine-israel-1967-bordersn the biggest concession, the new document states that Hamas “considers the establishment of a fully sovereign and independent Palestinian state, with Jerusalem as its capital along the lines of 4 June 1967, with the return of the refugees and the displaced to their homes from which they were expelled, to be a formula of national consensus”.