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Incarceration of Palestinians from the West Bank inside Israel – the Powers of the Military Commander: HCJ 2690/09 Yesh Din v. IDF Commander in the West Bank (Judgment of March 28, 2010)
Criticism  |  2690/09  |  1.3.2012  |  Adv. Alon Margalit
Criticism
Palestinians from the West Bank are routinely transferred for arrest and incarceration in holding facilities inside Israel. Additionally, legal proceedings in the cases of Palestinians from the West Bank are held in military courts inside Israel. The petitioners, human rights organizations, argued in a High Court of Justice (HCJ) petition that the policy of holding Palestinian detainees and pri...
The Interpretation of the Geneva Convention by the Justices of the Supreme Court: HCJ 253/88 Sajdiya v. Minister of Defense (Judgment of November 8, 1988)
Criticism  |  253/88   |  1.4.2011  |  Adv. Yossi Wolfson
Criticism
In the beginning of the first intifada, Israel conducted mass arrests in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Many detainees were transferred to a special holding facility built far away in Ktzi'ot, in the Negev region, inside Israel.In the Sajdiya judgment, the Supreme Court reviewed a number of issues relating to the prison camp. The court instructed the military to resolve the issue o...
Court Jurisdiction in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: HCJ 6504/95 Wajia v. State of Israel (Judgment of November 1, 1995)
Criticism  |  6504/95  |  1.12.2010  |  Adv. Yossi Wolfson
Criticism
For some 42 years, Israel has been controlling the entire area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean. On one hand, Israel treats this area as a single unit. On the other hand, it implements a regime under which one law applies to a certain segment of the population and another, military law, applies to another. The status of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as occupied territories is u...
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