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No civilian should be subject to military courts

Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi arrives for a hearing at Ofer military court
Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Take action: Email your MP to demand an end to Israel’s unjust system of military courts

Civilians should never be tried in military courts. That should go without saying. But for Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank, any opposition to Israel’s illegal rule makes them subject to arrest and trial in a military court.

Our new report ‘Judge, Jury, and Occupier exposes how the military courts uphold Israel’s illegal occupation – by enforcing repressive laws imposed on the Palestinian population to suppress dissent, quash resistance to occupation, and deepen Israel’s military rule.

Over 800,000 Palestinian civilians have passed through Israel’s military courts since 1967 when the occupation began. This system and the profound injustice it dispenses upon Palestinians must be brought to an end.

Will you take action to end this injustice? Email your MP to demand that the UK takes action: the UK government must impose a two-way arms embargo with Israel, and increase support for Palestinian human rights defenders.

Read more in the new War on Want report: ‘Judge, Jury and Occupier: Israel’s military court system in the occupied West Bank’.

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