NEW YORK (Feb. 2)
Israeli military authorities have prosecuted 1,200 Palestinians since the disturbances in the West Bank and Gaza Strip began more than eight weeks ago, according to Brig. Gen. Amnon Straschnow, the judge advocate of the Israel Defense Force.
In a news conference here Monday, Straschnow disclosed that of those prosecuted, 600 have been convicted, 10 acquitted and 580 who pleaded not guilty are in prison awaiting the continuation of their trials.
Straschnow, who is responsible for administering Israel’s system of military justice both within Israel and in the territories, said that the IDF sees to it that “justice is done” in bringing the accused to trial and that “the basic rules of procedure and the due process of the law are carefully observed.”