Israeli Bill to Prevent Palestinians from Petitioning High Court

The Israeli government will support a bill barring Palestinians from petitioning the High Court of Justice, a Knesset committee announced. A new bill, put forward by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, of the pro-settlement Jewish Home party, would see the cases of West Bank residents redirected to the Jerusalem District Court. Such cases would include building and planning permits, entry and exit requests, and would also serve as the appeals court for those sentenced by Israeli military courts.
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