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Justice Barak acknowledged that this approach drew criticism from both ends of the political spectrum. Leaders on the right, he said, argued that judicial review undermined security, while those on the left felt that this practice legitimized the actions of government authorities.

Defending his position, Justice Barak asserted that “terrorism does not justify the neglect of accepted legal norms. This is how we distinguish ourselves from the terrorists themselves.”

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