Most prominent of those abuses of the use of death penalty in the PA was issuing death sentences by military courts against civilians, establishing the so-called "Field Court" in the Gaza Strip that issued and applied immediately inappellable
death sentences, applying death sentences without the ratification of the Palestinian President in flagrant violation of the Basic Law; absence of fair trial guarantees; and systemic use of torture to obtain confessions.
One is the attempt to reach for the heart of nature - the "inappellable
." McKay reminds us: "A mystic who is not a poet can answer the inappellable
with silence, but a poet is in the paradoxical, unenviable position of simultaneously recognizing that it can't be said and saying something." He also discusses the Canadian obsession with finding a "sense of place" - proposing that we discover our place within nature, rather than trying to claim our own piece.
That fatal judgment will be the decisive, inappellable
, and ultimate divine decree, which therefore must be the object of a lifelong, grave, and humorless meditation.