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Courting ConflictThe Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza$
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Lisa Hajjar

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780520241930

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520241930.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

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Courting Conflict
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Lisa Hajjar

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520241930.003.0011

On September 19, 2002, the author of this book spent her last day in an Israeli military court. She went with Andre Rosenthal, a leftist Jewish Israeli lawyer, to Erez, the court located in a base at the edge of the Gaza Strip. In the courtroom, waiting for the hearings to get underway, soldiers on guard duty kept instructing the five Gaza women and her not to talk or lean on the benches in front of them, and they periodically ordered one or another to move to a different spot. Rosenthal's first case was the high-profile and widely publicized “Palestinian from al-Qaeda.” Rosenthal pointed out a gap in logic between the charges and the confession. Here the author expresses how much she learned in an Israeli military court. In fact, she states that she not want to leave behind or turn away from the suffering and the struggles for rights and justice.

Keywords:   Israeli military court, Andre Rosenthal, Erez, Gaza Strip, courtroom, al-Qaeda

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