Emergency Regulations of the British Mandate The Palestinian Fourteen Points by Palestine (Ft. Mondoweiss)

In response to mass Jewish immigration to the League of Nations mandated, (you can read the mandate here) British controlled Mandatory Palestine, a nationalist uprising among Palestine Arabs took place from 1936 to 1939 against British rule.

It was in this context that the British government passed the “Palestine (Defence) Order in Council, 1937” which gave the British representative the power to impose regulations

as appear to him in his unfettered discretion to be necessary or expedient for securing public safety, the defence of Palestine, the maintenance of public order and the suppression of mutiny, rebellion, and riot and for maintaining supplies and services essential to the life of the community.

This ruling basically gave the power to try any person under military courts for offences committed against the Regulations “without granting the right of appeal, allowing sweeping searches and seizures, prohibiting publication of books and newspapers, demolishing houses, detaining individuals administratively for an indefinite period, sealing off particular territories, and imposing curfew”.

These laws, disregarding the basic human rights of Palestinians, were incorporated into Israeli domestic law within it’s earliest days of legislature in the “Law and Administration Ordinance of 1948” and so it is for this reason that it is mentioned first: the very basis of Israeli legal society, or at least the very foundation of its superstructure, find roots in this law which treats essentially Palestinians as non-persons.

The influence of the Emergency Regulations of the British Mandate on Israeli legal society and Palestinian legal status is further discussed in Baruch Bracha’s—Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University—1978 book, Restriction of Personal Freedom Without Due Process of Law According to the Defence (Emergency) Regulations, 1945.

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Appendix III Overview by Noam Chomsky

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Appendix II Overview by Noam Chomsky

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Appendix I Overview by Noam Chomsky

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5. The Utility of Interpretations Overview by Noam Chomsky

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4. Adjuncts of Government Overview by Noam Chomsky

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3. The Bounds of the Expressible Overview by Noam Chomsky

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2. On Critical Balance Appendix I by Noam Chomsky

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1. The Propaganda Model: Some Methodological Considerations Appendix I by Noam Chomsky

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2. Containing the Enemy Overview by Noam Chomsky

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