A State Governed by Civil Law

It's good that that those who take bribes should be afraid and punished; but the occupation is Israel’s biggest act of corruption.

The reading of the verdict in the Holyland case caught me near the separation barrier in Deir al-Asal al-Fauqa, where soldiers of the Israeli army killed Yusef Abu Aker Shawamreh, who had gone out to pick edible herbs. The radio broadcast pathos, and in front of me stood the commander of the sector whose soldiers had killed the boy from an ambush. He told me that the killing...