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February 8, 2021 · by Jamie Stern-Weiner · in Human RightsIDFInternational lawOccupation · Leave a comment

Introducing Maurice Hirsch:

  • Director of Legal Department, Palestinian Media Watch (2017- today)
  • Senior Military Justice Consultant, NGO Monitor (2017-2018)
  • Head of Military Prosecution for Judea and Samaria, Israel Defense Forces (2013-2016)
  • Head of Legal Advice to the Navy, Air Force, Ground Forces and Home Front (2010-2013)
  • Deputy Head of the Military Prosecution for Judea and Samaria (2007-2010)
  • Head of the Appeals Prosecution for Judea and Samaria (2003-2005)
  • Assistant to the Legal Advisor for Judea and Samaria (1998-2003)

Hirsch’s twitter feed affords illuminating insight into the character of the man who was, until recently, in charge of ‘all decisions regarding the prosecutions of Palestinians, including hundreds of children, in Israeli military courts‘:

Hirsch lives on privately-owned Palestinian land in the illegal Israeli settlement of Efrat.

According to B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Centre for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, he ‘played a central role in the systematic and widespread ill treatment of Palestinian minors‘.