Israel’s other justice system has rules of its own - Israel News -

2022-05-14 15:18:35 By : Ms. Linda Huang

12-year-olds can be jailed, four days can pass until a suspect sees a judge, hearings are held in a foreign language and laws change constantly. Inside Israel's military courts in the West Bank

The entrance looks like a prison, and feels like one too. The journey begins on a narrow path, with a wall on one side and a high fence on the other. After passing through a turnstile gate, you arrive at a yard where visitors can rent a locker.

You’re asked to place all your belongings inside, including your phone – everything but the clothes you’re wearing. Soon your clothes will be searched too. An employee of the Israel Prison Service lets you into the next stop, where you leave your ID card. Now you stand in front of a steel door behind which the security check awaits.