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    • Murray from Milan
    • 05.09.11 | 17:22 (IDT)

    Justice systems administered by colonists tend to make a distinction between the actions of "well-meaning" colonists, and the actions of "hostile" natives. The Israeli system in the WB is probably not much worse than those of the French, Dutch, German or Italian colonies. And even in the British colonies the idea of "equality before the law" was often applied very dubiously. This is the main reasons why, in 1948-1950, all the countries of the world agreed to stop colonising, and not to settle their people in areas under military occupation: it inevitably led to injustices, oppression, and murder (on both sides). And every country but israel, however badly they have behaved in other ways, has stuck to that agreement.

    from the article: In occupied West Bank, Jews and Arabs see different sides of justice
    First published 13:16 05.09.11 | Last updated 13:16 05.09.11
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