After the Thursday ruling of the Israeli High Court of Justice
justifying the Israeli targeted-killing policy, several Arab members of
Knesset slammed the ruling and said that is authorizes War Crimes.
The court ruling stated that the assassinations do not categorically violate international law, but must be considered on individual basis.
Arab MK Jamal Zahalka, from the National Democratic Assembly said that the court authorized extrajudicial executions and war crimes.
He added that the issue must be taken to International Courts because it is not an internal Israeli issue and should be dealt with in an international framework.
MK Ahmad Tibi, from the Ra'am-Ta'a party, said that this ruling is a “continuation of the High Court's security-oriented stance, which since 1967 has authorized expropriation, expulsion, uprooting, and assassinations", Israeli online daily Haaretz reported.
Also, Hadash MK Mohammad Barakeh said that this ruling “gives legitimacy to the occupation, murder, crimes and assassinations”.
Meanwhile, Meretz member of Knesset Zahava Gal-On, said that the court should have forbid the assassinations because they are extrajudicial executions, and added that the positive side of the ruling is that it placed limitations and reservations on the policy.
Likud MK Yuval Steinitz welcomed the decision, saying that Israel is obliged to defend its citizens and called for limiting the High Court Authority to intervene on matters of war and peace, immigrations and terror, Israeli online daily Haaretz reported.
Effi Eitan, member of the National-Union Religious party, said that Israel must continue the targeted killings since it is an effective operations tools.