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Khuloud Khayyat Dajani
Ali Abu Shahla
The Dual Legal System
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Table of Contents
by Ziad AbuZayyad
The Oslo Accords consolidated the legal structure in the West Bank — comprising local courts, military courts and tribunals, and Israeli civilian courts — that support de facto annexation.
by Raja Shehadeh
Israel has maintained a dual criminal system under which the settler population has virtual carte blanche to essentially dispossess Palestinians of their land.
by Emily Schaeffer Omer-Man
The dual legal systems violate the human rights of West Bank Palestinians under both Israeli and international standards by infringing on their access to justice, human dignity and equality.
by Hiba Husseini
The dual legal system restricts the freedom of movement of West Bank Palestinians, exerting a decisive influence on their daily lives and basic human rights.
by Ronit Sela
The international community has an obligation to act against Israel’s settlement enterprise, which obstructs the Palestinian right to self-determination.
by Marya Farah
While Israeli law cannot be applied in the West Bank without a formal annexation, the plural legal systems of Israeli military and Jordanian laws facilitate the appropriation of Palestinian land and settlement building.
by Benjamin Pogrund
Israel has used the recent rise in violence as a pretext to implement extreme measures aimed at expediting its goal of eradicating Palestinian presence from East Jerusalem.
by Aseil Abu Baker
It is important to frame the situation in Israel-Palestine in the context of colonialism for the application of the human rights and a full understanding of the dual legal system in the West Bank.
by Netta Amar-Shiff
Despite the 2005 withdrawal of Israeli forces, the Gaza Strip's economy, including the movement of individuals as well as goods, remains under Israeli military control.
by Ali Abu Shahla
Jews who care about their Jewish identity and Israel need to join the struggle to save Israel from nationalist, anti-democratic, racist, and xenophobic currents.
by Izhak Schnell and by Daniel Bar-Tal
In recent years, the Israeli government has intensified its settlement activities in the Jordan Valley, in a policy that essentially amounts to ethnic cleansing.
by Khalil Tofakji
Israel must either end the occupation and recognize Palestine, or grant equal rights to Palestinians until the longer-term future is determined.
by Tony Klug
There is indeed an international law applicable to the occupation, which dates back to the ius gentium practiced 2000 years ago in what is now Israel and the territory it occupies.
by Peter Weiss
Israel’s Control of the Territories - An Emerging Legal Paradigm ..............................102 Israel has moved from the paradigm of "de facto occupation" to those of "outsourcing" via the Palestinian Authority and "assimilation" by applying Israeli constitutional standards in Area C.
by Amichai Cohen
by Eitay Mack
Saman Khoury, Ali Abu Shahla, Ilan Baruch, Benjamin Pogrund, Charles Shamas, Moshe Maoz, Ronit Sela, Beyhan Senturk, Omran Shroufi, Nisreen AbuZayyad, Hillel Schenker and Ziad AbuZayyad.
The peace camp can convince more people by speaking the language of traditional Jewish hearts — by combining our rational view with empathy, solidarity, and emotional and cultural content.
by Avraham Shomroni
Looking at the legal system and what happens to law in these circumstances can teach us how the basic values of democracy are endangered by the occupation.
by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz
A poetic tribute to the Palestinian national poet on his 75th birthday
by Muhammad Ali Taha