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    • Fritz
    • 27.04.06 | 11:08 (IDT)

    If Israel wants to be the only democracy in the Mid East (despite the absence of habeas corpus), then the state must respect the courts and enforce the law. This cannot be compromised or relativated; it is a matter of democratic constitution that must be unconditionally respected. In this instance and many times before the state of Israel has turned a blind eye to the violation of construction bans and court orders. The state has tolerated the breach of the law and tries to legalise illegal acts after the fact. This is lawlessness at its worst. It is anarchy.

    from the article: Police probe building of West Bank settlement neighborhood
    First published 00:00 27.04.06 | Last updated 00:00 27.04.06
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