Israeli rights group: Israel whitewashes criminals

Days of Palestine, Jerusalem -Israeli human rights group B’Tselem accused on Wednesday the Israeli occupation military law enforcement system is “whitewash mechanism.”

The organisation, which collects information and documents Israeli human rights violations against Palestinians, said the inefficiency of Israeli military mechanisms to provide justice for Palestinian victims led the organisation to suspend filing complaints against Israeli soldiers.

In a statement, the group said: “The military law enforcement system is supposed to handle complaints filed against soldiers for harm caused to Palestinians in the West Bank, including cases of violence and gunfire that resulted in injury or death.

“Such harm is endemic to the occupation, which has been in place for nearly fifty years.”

The group also said: “B’Tselem has gradually come to the realisation that the way in which the military law enforcement system functions precludes it from the very outset from achieving justice for the victims. Nonetheless, the very fact that the system exists serves to convey a semblance of law enforcement and justice.”

Here is a link for B’Tselem report.

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