(PNN)Â A former chief Israeli military prosecutor lives in a house in the West Bank settlement of Efrat, which was illegally constructed on private Palestinian land, it has been revealed.
According to anti-occupation NGO Kerem Navot, Lieutenant Colonel Morris Hirsch served as the chief military prosecutor in the West Bank until about a year and a half ago, âand was responsible for legal proceedings against thousands of Palestinians, each year.â
In addition, âsince his release, he has been employed as a âmilitary consultantâ by the right-wing organisation NGO Monitor.â
Kerem Navot has now revealed that Hirsch not only lives in a West Bank settlement, but his house is located on privately-owned Palestinian land.
An Israeli company says that it bought the land âfrom some Arabs,â but shows no evidence to prove the claim. This did not prevent Israeli authorities âfrom allowing the company to advance a master plan on site and to authorise the two illegally constructed housing units, in one of which Hirsch resides.â
Kerem Navot said that it is âironicâ that an individual âwho was responsible for the rotten prosecution system that Israel runs in the West Bank for several years, currently lives in a house that was built solely due to the very same rottenness that pervades the law enforcement system in its entirety.â
Source: Quds Press International News Agency
Translated by: Middle East Monitor
In collaboration with the Palestinian Media Forum
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.