Haaretz, Jan. 27, 2016
Shapiro declared, “it seems Israel has two standards of adherence to rule of law in the West Bank - one for Israelis and one for Palestinians.”
[...] Declaring that, “At times, it seems Israel has two standards of adherence to rule of law in the West Bank - one for Israelis and one for Palestinians” is like saying “At times, Americans drive on the right side of the road.” Israel does have “two standards of adherence to rule of law in the West Bank.” Not some of the time; all of the time. Palestinians in the West Bank live unde military law; Jews in the West Bank live under Israeli civil law. And as the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) explained in a 2015 report entitled “One Rule, Two Legal Systems,” the military law that governs Palestinians “is far more severe than the Israeli legislation applied to [Jewish] settlers, and this discrimination touches upon almost every aspect of life.”
[...] Military laws define Palestinian vigils and demonstrations as illegal assemblies, army and police forces treat them as a threat, and the vast majority are violently dispersed by security forces, sometimes resulting in fatal consequences.”
[...] “Israel enforces the law on Israelis and Palestinians.” Notice the dishonest language. Yes, Israel enforces “the law” in the West Bank. That law just differs depending on whether you’re a Palestinian or a Jew.