This is what due process looks like in
Look at this photo of a bombed out apartment in Hebron,
West Bank, carefully. This is the so-called "only democracy
in the Middle East." This is what Americans are
supporting. In Israel if you are Palestinian and you are merely
suspected of committing a crime, the government will bomb your house.
This is the house of Amer Abu Ayshu, who the GoI
suspects is one of the murderers of three Jewish teens who were living in
illegal settlements in the West Bank. The Government of Israel also
destroyed the home of the other suspect, Marwan Kawasme.
Nobody has been tried, nobody has been convicted, and
yet according to GoI and their perverted idea of justice, no trial and no
conviction are needed to punish the family of suspect Palestinians. Israel
This is not a one-off situation; bombing house is
sanctioned by Israel's highest court. At about the same time GoI was
destroying the homes of Ayshu and Kawasme, they were also destroying the
home of Ziad Awad in the Palestinian village of Idhna, near
of Israel The difference in these cases is that Awad had
been tried and convicted of killing an Israeli cop, and Netanyahu ordered
his home destroyed. The Israeli Center for the Defense of the
Individual appealed to the High Court on the grounds that
punishing the man's family was against international law.
Well, as we all know, GoI shits on international law
unless they claim they are the victim. The High Court gave the green
light to destroy the Awad home. The wife and son who lived there had
not been convicted of anything.
Punishing the family of a convicted person by an
occupying power is clearly against any democratic principle known and
against international law. The sick irony here is Americans being duped by
their own politicians -- virtually all of whom are supported financially
by GoI -- into thinking America supports a country with democratic values.