How Israel’s legal aid bill could hurt its economy

The number of legal aid cases has grown by at least 40 percent over the past three years, the International Legal Assistance Centre (ILAC) said Tuesday.

While it has never been higher, this is likely due to a new legal system implemented since the end of the occupation that makes the process of receiving legal aid a lot faster.

This is a result of a law passed by the Knesset in October 2014, which allows Israel to provide financial assistance to Palestinian families affected by the military operation against them in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

The new law also includes an increased threshold for obtaining legal aid, which now requires a Palestinian with a valid permit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to apply for financial assistance.

“The new system allows us to apply directly for assistance in a timely manner and allows us more time to assist the Palestinian families and communities affected by military operations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, such as in the Ramallah and Hebron areas,” said the ILAC’s deputy director, Dr. Eitan Bar-Zvi.

“The new legal aid system also enables us to offer assistance in cases that may be urgent and may be of great concern to the Israeli public.”

The ILAC has been working on a new report on the legal aid situation in the country for two years, and the report was published on Tuesday.

The report states that the current system is not working well.

It also highlights the difficulties in finding legal aid in a number of areas, including the lack of an adequate number of lawyers in the legal system, a lack of legal experts to advise on legal matters and a lack on the part of judges and judges’ assistants to serve as judges in matters of family law, divorce and family matters.

The ILac noted that the country’s financial aid system is inadequate to support legal aid for Palestinians who are under threat of violence, harassment or imprisonment.

“A Palestinian child can be kidnapped, beaten and raped, or he or she can be abducted by security forces or be subjected to other forms of violence,” the report reads.

“A Palestinian woman who is raped can be killed or murdered by the IDF or security forces, or she may be kidnapped by the police or other security forces.

A Palestinian man can be arrested and detained for the duration of his or her stay in Israeli custody, or be arrested for other crimes, and a Palestinian woman can be denied access to the courts or to her family.

This makes the legal assistance system completely ineffective for Palestinian women and men who are victims of violence or who are subjected to abuse.”

The report also found that many legal aid requests were rejected by the courts, resulting in delays in providing legal aid to Palestinians who have been injured, or killed, or to Palestinian children, who are subject to discrimination and other forms to which they are subject.

It noted that a lack and lack of capacity to handle the requests has resulted in a system in which Palestinian women are subjected both to harassment and abuse and, in some cases, to severe physical and sexual abuse by Israeli security forces and settlers.

The report says that it is critical that the legal framework be updated to improve the situation of Palestinian people living under the threat of terrorism and that a comprehensive reform of the Israeli legal system is urgently required to bring the Palestinian community under legal protection.

“In the current legal system and in the current political climate, Palestinians are being deprived of the fundamental rights to liberty and justice, and are subjected only to a series of forms of discrimination and violence, including threats of violence and torture,” Bar-Zeit said.

“It is the right of the Palestinian people to seek redress from their leaders in the political arena, and to the court system and the legal community, so that their legitimate rights and interests are respected, and that justice and fairness are provided for them in their daily lives.”