The attacker, if he is a police officer, has immunity because his baton, fists and handcuffs are the servants of the state.
Amira Hass is the Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Territories.
Born in Jerusalem in 1956, Hass joined Haaretz in 1989, and has been in her current position since 1993. As the correspondent for the territories, she spent three years living in Gaza, which served of the basis for her widely acclaimed book, "Drinking the Sea at Gaza." She has lived in the West Bank city of Ramallah since 1997.
Hass is also the author of two other books, both of which are compilations of her articles.
Crowd-control officers were not put on trial despite evidence of a 2013 attack on protesters against the resettlement of Bedouin in the Negev.
Three of you killed a young Palestinian man and ruined a family’s life. Do you or your commanders, who cover for you, feel even the slightest twinge of remorse or sadness?
Since 1996, parts of the West Bank have become a paradise for people fleeing from Palestinian law, and a hell for the residents in general; last year, after years of pleas, Israel allowed the Palestinian police to operate there freely.
Three friends driving through A-Ram at night came under fire from Border Policemen, who killed one of them and wounded another. The policemen felt threatened, the authorities claim.
'What security threat do I pose to Israel if I go for an exam at Tel Hashomer?' Abu Nahla wonders. 'At the hospital entrance they take my identity card and exit permit. I can’t just go out for a stroll.'
Today 651 Palestinians who have not been given due process are in Israeli jails. One of them, Bilal Kayed, received a detention order last month just moments after finishing a long prison term.
‘You can’t suddenly cross out all merchants,’ says one factory owner from the enclave.
Optimists hope that Hamas' participation in elections for the first time in ten years will pave the way for a new Palestinian government, but it’s still unclear how tolerant Fatah will be and whether Israel will intervene.
The questioning postpones their arrival to hospitals by several hours, and reduces the number of ambulances and paramedics available to answer other calls.