A rhetorical question:
Are certain restrictive regulations that form an essential component of the legal system east of the Green Line really necessary? The regulations in question permit the establishment of military tribunals to try Palestinian civilians, the prohibition of the publication of books and newspapers, house demolitions, administrative detention for indefinite periods without trial, extensive military powers of search and seizure, the sealing off of territories and the imposition of curfews.
In the past five months a wave of violence has killed 28 Israelis, two Americans, an Eritrean and a Sudanese. Scores of Israelis have been wounded. Most of the Muslims were killed while carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks; 188 have been killed. The Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. has written that since October, Muslim attacks against Israelis have averaged more than two a day.
Are the regulations necessary? You bet your sweet tush they do!