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Israeli law and courts affirm it. It doesn't matter when prominent officials spurn what they're obligated to uphold.

On January 22, Israelis vote. A "silenc(ed) Palestinian voice" won't join them, said Gideon Levy .

His age (16) notwithstanding, "he won't be voting in Tuesday's election." Israeli soldiers killed him. They shot him four or more times in his head, back and thigh.

"The soldiers who (killed) him will vote on Tuesday, because (Israeli-style) democracy is like that."

The "elephant in the room" goes unnoticed. "The monster at the door, who we try to ignore by saying, 'If we won't look at it, it won't exist.' "

"This is the worst deception of this election, the sickest lie of Israeli democracy"." Israelis and candidates alike promote it.

In real democratic societies, demands for justice would have followed Samir's death. It would have become a major campaign issue.

In the past week alone, four other Palestinian youths were killed. In November, Israel soldiers murdered Rushdie Tamimi.

Without cause, they shot him multiple times at close range. Their commander ordered live fire. Soldiers prevented administering aid. Help finally arrived. Tamimi was evacuated and hospitalized. Two days later he died.

What if Israelis were shot and killed, asked Levy? Imagine the public outrage. Palestinian deaths go unnoticed. 

"How on earth can Israel be considered a democracy," he asked? "How can it not be called an apartheid state? Why is nobody even discussing the issue?"

"Samir was murdered in cold blood." So are many other Palestinians. "There's no other way to describe" what occurs regularly.

Justice is always denied. Investigations are whitewashed. Killing Palestinians is officially sanctioned. So is enforcing brutalizing occupation harshness and calling Israeli Arabs fifth column threats.

Samir and others like him symbolize what's wrong with Israel. Palestinians and Israeli Arabs are fair game. Lies and coverup suppress official policy.

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