UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – At first reading, the Israeli parliament passed a bill preventing Palestinians from going to the Supreme Court.
The bill banning Palestinians from going to the Supreme Court against the Israelis was passed at first reading by the Knesset, Fars News reported.
Right-wing MPs hope the law will reduce the number of complaints against the Israelis, which focus on the occupation of the Palestinian territories in the West Bank, the Jerusalem Post writes .
While those who have proposed the bill fear the partiality of the Supreme Court in favor of the Palestinian plaintiffs, the deputies opposed to this text have judged that it limits the power of the supreme jurisdiction and is in line with an annexation of the West Bank.
The Minister of Justice, Ayelet Shaked, whose desire to erase the Green Line (the former dividing line that divided Qods between 1948 and 1967) is well known, spoke in favor of this bill to “The Knesset has taken a big step towards normalizing the lives of Israelis in the West Bank. The right of Israelis to live in the West Bank is no less than that of others.”