A legal panel that was appointed by the Netanyahu government to appease the settlers and examine the legality of outposts built in the West Bank submitted a report to the Prime Minister. The report, which was submitted on June 21 but not publicized until yesterday, stated that Israel is not an occupying power in the West Bank, and therefore, the Fourth Geneva Convention does not apply to the West Bank, which means Israel is within its right to build settlements and outposts in the area. The finding of the panel headed by former Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy were met with ridicule by legal scholars and Israeli netizens alike.
Some voiced their opinion on Twitter:
Activist and blogger Itamar Sha'altiel quipped [heb]:
Filmmaker Omer Shapira wrote:
Alex posted a clever pun:
A fake profile of the Israeli Prime Minister posted:
Others posted memes ridiculing the finding of the report, many of them using photos of Edmond Levy, the right-wing judge who headed the panel.
We Won't Be Silent, a campaign of the New Israel Fund, posted:
Popular leftist meme producer, Amir Schiby posted these images:
Mickey Jerby posted:
The Israeli facebook page The Selfish Meme showed Edmond Levy as Neo in Matrix:
Blogger Ami Kaufman posted a doctored photo of abusive soldier Eden Abargil:
Leftist activist John Brown posted: