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The Status of West Bank Assets Owned by Jews Prior to 1948: HCJ 3036/03 Shlomo Val...
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The Status of West Bank Assets Owned by Jews Prior to 1948: HCJ 3036/03 Shlomo Valero v. The Stat...
HCJ 3103/06 Sholomo Valero v. The State of Israel concerns the fate of assets in Hebron which were purportedly purchased by Moshe Valero, a Jewish man, in 1935. Valero passed away in 1945 and his p...
Using “Security Grounds” to Legalize Illegal Settler Buil...
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Using “Security Grounds” to Legalize Illegal Settler Building: HCJ 4331/10 Municipality of Hebron...
When the High Court of Justice (HCJ) reviews the military's conduct in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), it routinely says that every Israeli soldier carries in his backpack the rules of ...
Administrative Detentions: HCJ 1389/07 IDF Commander in t...
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Administrative Detentions: HCJ 1389/07 IDF Commander in the Judea and Samaria Area v. Military Co...
In a brief laconic judgment, the Supreme Court, sitting as the High Court of Justice (HCJ), approved the administrative detention order issued by the GOC Central Command against a Palestinian resid...
A Sewage Treatment Facility as a Parable: HCJ 4457/09 Mana’ v. Minister of Defense...
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A Sewage Treatment Facility as a Parable: HCJ 4457/09 Mana’ v. Minister of Defense (Judgment of J...
There is no longer a need to delve into poetry or prose.Reading the judgment and submissions in the Mana’ judgment reminds us that the metaphoric force of reality is as powerful as the inventivenes...
Down the Slippery Slope: HCJ 2164/09 Yesh Din v. IDF Comm...
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Down the Slippery Slope: HCJ 2164/09 Yesh Din v. IDF Commander in the West Bank (Judgment of Dece...
In 1930, at the age of 61, Mahatma Gandhi led the famed Salt March. Gandhi walked for about 400 kilometers towards the Indian Ocean shore in order to produce salt using his own hands and a small co...
Role Play: CC (Jer.) 8047/99 Badawi v. State of Israel (J...
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Role Play: CC (Jer.) 8047/99 Badawi v. State of Israel (Judgment of January 1, 2007)
The first Intifada pushed Israeli society into an identity crisis. The link between the Bible stories and modern Zionism is exists also in the story of David and Goliath. In this battle, Israel has...
What role does the Israeli judiciary play in the consolidation of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories?
Does the Israeli court provide legitimacy to the Israeli policy in the OPT and to the acts of the military government?
To what degree does the Israeli court protect the human rights of the Palestinian population under occupation?


In 1967, Israel occupied the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Since then, for more than 46 years, the Israeli courts have adjudicated claims and petitions filed by Palestinian residents of the OPT over violations of their rights. Thus, the Israeli judiciary effectively took on the role of overseeing the legality of the military government's actions.

Over the years, the courts have considered thousands of petitions, some 3,000 of them filed by HaMoked. These petitions address the measures taken by Israel to control the OPT and manage the life of the protected population – restrictions on freedom of movement, violations of the right to family life, house demolitions, the settlements, the use of administrative detention, torture, and more.

The Court Watch section examines Israeli court decisions on issues relating to the occupation. In the case commentaries, scholars from varied disciplines scrutinize the courts' engagement with these issues from the perspective of international humanitarian and human rights law.


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