Israel’s overbreadth exposes its corrupt security system – opinion
Modern democratic systems work very hard to separate the political echelons from those who conduct their policies. One area that presents an extreme danger to democratic systems is where politicians use their own executive power to shape the political ideas they have. Such action often brings short-term results, but it erodes the very basic principles of democratic rule and the separation of powers.
The latest unproven Israeli decision to accuse six well-known Palestinian organizations of being terrorist organizations has been called into question not because of its merits, but because of the recurring cases in which the terror scarecrow is similar to the one security, and anti-Semitic is used to camouflage a partisan political objective regardless of the real facts.
At the time of his arrest in 2016, the Netanyahu government was trying to pressure Hamas to surrender and wanted to weaken international humanitarian aid to Gazans so they could revolt against Hamas. Halabi, a respected director of one of the world’s largest charities, was arbitrarily arrested after a visit to World Vision’s offices in Jerusalem and was pressured, tortured and held incommunicado for more than 50 days. He made no confession because he had done nothing wrong, a fact that top investigators and auditors paid by the Australian government and World Vision have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.