Israel’s military dictatorship in the West Bank
In effect, the army is circumventing the civil system. It sets policy and implements it without any supervision from either the civil legal authorities or the political authorities.
Not long ago, the general in charge of the army’s Central Command, Nitzan Alon, signed an order barring Palestinians from appealing to the military courts against decisions to confiscate their West Bank property and/or money solely on suspicion that they were used to commit a crime. This order was issued solely on the basis of staff work done by the military prosecution, which is not a...
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