Bill No. 5178/20/F

MK Shuli Mualem of the Jewish Home party and MK Robert Ilatov of the Yisrael Beitenu party submitted a bill, which provides for granting absolute immunity to all soldiers, employees or volunteers of security units if they commit crimes against Palestinians during operations or even training exercises. Accordingly, these personnel will not be suspects or brought to court except in a special case, which an ad hoc committee approves.


Such a bill will be problematic from the perspective of international justice. Hence, the possibility of enacting this bill into a law will be essentially associated with a political decision to be made by the Ministry of “Security” or intelligence agencies.

Friday, May 27, 2022


The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) is an independent research centre specialising in Israeli affairs, based in Ramallah, Palestine. MADAR was established in 2000 by a group of Palestinian intellectuals and academics, including the late poet Mahmoud Darwish, Dr. Lily Feidy, Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Dr. Ahmad Harb, Mr. Walid Al-Ahmad and Mr. Akram Haniyyeh. The centre was registered as a not-for-profit organisation with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior, and obtained a research centre’s operational licensing from the Palestinian Ministry of Information.