Journalist Alice Speri explains what the Israeli justice system is like for Palestinians who resist Israel’s soldiers and protest its illegal settlements. Instead of the usual court system, Palestinians are tried in what amount to military courts, often after grueling interrogations to extract confessions. Defendants, including hundreds of minors, are frequently convicted on the basis of these confessions alone, which can turn out to have been fabricated under duress. Unfortunately, American support for Israel only makes the problem worse, since the Israeli government knows there will be little pushback if the U.S. doesn’t lead the charge.
Discussed on the show:
- “The Homecoming: How Ahed Tamimi Became the Symbol of Palestinian Resistance to Israeli Oppression” (The Intercept)
- “A Palestinian Bedouin Village Braces For Forcible Transfer As Israel Seeks To Split The West Bank In Half” (The Intercept)
- Khan al-Ahmar
- Ahed Tamimi
- Oslo Accords
Alice Speri writes about justice, immigration, and civil rights for the Intercept. Follow her on Twitter @alicesperi.
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