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A look at the dual justice system in the West Bank
A look at the dual justice system in the West Bank
This Friday, April 18, 2014 photo shows the Jewish settlement of Bat Ayin, north of the West Bank city of Hebron. (AP)
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli and Palestinian minors accused of crimes in the West Bank are subject to two different sets of laws. Israeli settlers are prosecuted under Israeli civilian law, while Palestinians are thrust into the military justice system. Critics complain that the conviction rate in the military system is higher and the penalties stiffer. Here are some statistics about juvenile arrests between 2008 and 2013 from Israel's national police force:

TOTAL ARRESTS FOR ALL CRIMES:

Palestinians: 2,213

Israelis: 851

INDICTMENT RATE FOR ALL CRIMES:

Palestinians: 45 percent

Israelis: 34 percent

TOTAL ARRESTS FOR STONE THROWING:

Palestinians: 1,142

Israelis: 53

INDICTMENTS FOR STONE-THROWING:

Palestinians: 46 percent.

Israelis: Six cases, or 11 percent.

INDICTMENTS RESULTING IN CONVICTIONS:

Palestinians: 100 percent

Israelis: Four found guilty but not convicted. One was cleared. Fate of last case unknown.

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