B’Tselem stands in solidarity with our colleagues at Human Rights Watch. Efforts to hide the occupation and silence criticism against it are bound to fail. B’Tselem Executive Director Hagai ElAd: “The decision reflects perfectly the state of affairs at the highest judicial institution in Israel -- not rule of law, but legal propaganda at the service of the occupation. In essence, the HCJ's ruling grants a legal seal of approval to the further shrinking of the already limited space in Israel to oppose the occupation. For decades, this space is non-existent for Palestinians; now, it will be diminished further for international stakeholders; and soon, also for Israelis.