Join us as we go deeper into the case of Issa Amro before an Israeli military court, and deeper into the two very different sets of laws at work in the West Bank. We will discuss Israeli civil law, to which Israeli settlers are party, as citizens of Israel; and we will discuss Israeli military law, to which Palestinians are subjected, as non-citizens living under occupation. According to this law, it is illegal to organize more than ten people in a political meeting of any kind without first gaining the permission of the military (an impossible task). It is illegal to publish political materials, or to seek to influence one’s people, without first gaining the approval of the military.
Palestinians have called the presence of two sets of laws for two peoples occupying the same space an “apartheid system.” In this episode, we will why, and will discuss the incredible injustice and cruelty that results when one group of people is given heightened access to law, and to law enforcement, and another group experiences law only as a system of oppression.