B’tselem Stops Filing Palestinian Complaints


The B’Tselem human rights organization announced that after twenty-five years of filing Palestinian complaints against the IDF and the police, it decided to stop. Systemic flaws made the legal system ineffective and appealing to it only created the mistaken impression that justice was being served, B’Tselem explained.

“B’Tselem chooses to no longer assist the military law enforcement system false fa├žade and intends to no longer direct complaints to it,” the organization declared. “This decision was reached after long deliberation of the organization and is based on knowledge gathered from hundreds of complaints B’Tselem submitted to the military law enforcement system.”

B’Tselem argued that due to the nature of military justice, out of 739 cases it submitted from the years 2000 to 2015, only twenty five resulted in indictments and only thirteen were transferred to disciplinary hearings.

B’Tselem did not mention that baseless legal action is a weapon commonly used by liberals and Palestinians to besmirch one of the most ethical armies in the world, for false accusations look as good in the press as valid ones.

David Steger – Matzav.com Israel



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