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Israel BANS Peace Protests

Wednesday 20 August 2014, by siawi3

Source: Portside, August 19, 2014
Dispatches from the Culture Wars - 24 Hour Curfew edition

By M.B. David
August 9, 2014
Counter Current News

Many thousands of Israeli peace protestors had been expected to arrive at Rabin Square tonight, to voice their solidarity with the people of Gaza. Butonce again, the Israeli police decided that freedom of speech simply does not apply to those speaking out against the actions of the Israeli State.

Police announced that peace protestors will not permit the demonstration to take place. An Israeli Home Front Command has placed restrictions on what they define as simply “large gatherings.”

Now simply “gathering” to speak out against the war is ILLEGAL in Israel. This comes after weeks of growing protests, number in the thousands, began embarrassing the Israel right wing hawks. Israeli citizens were clearly not of one mind. An exponentially growing number were coming out to oppose the War on the Gazan people. Now, the Israeli Home Front Command, in collusion with the police, have simply banned peace protests.