SalemThe Samaria Military Court is, together with the Judea Military Court at Ofer Camp, a court of first instance. It is located within the compound of DCO Salem, close to the Palestinian Israeli village of Salem and next to the separation fence, which at this point passes very near the Green Line. The court has three well equipped and air conditioned chambers, but the acoustic conditions are unacceptable, and the noise and turmoil make it difficult to follow the proceedings.
All the hearings of criminal cases and some of the remand extension hearings take place here, with the exception of appeals which are heard in Ofer.
Families of the detainees, in most cases up to two family members, are permitted to enter the courtroom, but not to make contact with the detainees.