Khaled Kabub was appointed the first A Muslim judge will have a permanent seat on The Supreme Court in Israel, judicial authorities announced on Monday.
More than 20% of Israeli citizens are Arabs, and there was an Arab jurist on the higher court since 2003, but all those previously named were Christians.
Kabub, 63, became the first Muslim appointed permanently to court in the nation where Arabs, Christians and Muslims complained of systematic discrimination.
Previously a judge at the Tel Aviv District Court, Kabub was one of four new justices appointed by a committee composed of Supreme Court Justices, Ministers, Legislators and Lawyers.
Not in Jaffa, he studied history and Islam at Tel Aviv University. He gets there son law degree, then works in private practice before becoming a judge.
The only other Muslim to have sat on the Supreme Court was Abdel Rahman Zoabi, who was given a mission temporary, one-year term, in 1999.
Israel’s Supreme Court regularly hears cases that affect on points lightning in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including alleged violations by troops in the occupied West Bank.
The court is also had to decide on efforts by seven Palestinian families to overturn lower court rulings evicting them from their homes in the lightning district of Sheikh Jarrah, in East Jerusalem occupied by Israel.
Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah filed a complaint of repeated attacks by Israeli settlers, who to reside next for them in homes taken from the Palestinians over past years.
Last yeartensions have risen in the neighborhood after an Israeli court ordered the eviction of several Palestinian families in to favor of Israeli settlers.