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B’Tselem’s response to the High Court’s decision upholding the deportation of HRW researcher

B’Tselem stands in solidarity with our colleagues at Human Rights Watch. Efforts to hide the occupation and silence criticism against it are bound to fail. B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai ElAd: “The decision reflects perfectly the state of affairs at the highest judicial institution in Israel -- not rule of law, but legal propaganda at the service of the occupation. In essence, the HCJ's ruling grants a legal seal of approval to the further shrinking of the already limited space in Israel to oppose the occupation. For decades, this space is non-existent for Palestinians; now, it will be diminished further for international stakeholders; and soon, also for Israelis.