An Israeli district court issued a lengthy decision last month related to the Duma arson attack, the July 31, 2015, fire-bombing of two Palestinian houses by two young Jewish settlers that burned alive an 18-month-old, fatally injured the baby’s parents, and badly wounded the family’s 4-year-old.
Mordechai Kremnitzer is a senior research fellow and a former vice president for research at the Israel Democracy Institute. He is also professor emeritus at the faculty of law at the Hebrew University, and a former dean of the faculty. He specializes in criminal law and constitutional law.
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The application of special interrogation techniques by the Israel Security Agency (ISA) has generated considerable controversy in Israel since the mid 1980s.