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MK proposes 10 years prison sentence for anyone filming Israeli soldiers

Palestine Information Center – April 13, 2018

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM – In a step aimed at covering up Israeli crimes, MK Robert Ilatov (Yisrael Beytenu) has called for introducing a new bill punishing anyone who photographs or video-records soldiers while performing their duties in order to undermine their morale.

He made his proposal after a video went viral on the internet showing an Israeli soldier shooting at a Palestinian on Gaza border as other follow soldiers were verbally attacking other protesters.

According to the Hebrew newspaper Israel Hayom, the proposed bill calls for imposing a five-year prison punishment on anyone exposing on-duty soldiers’ behavior.

It also calls for jailing for 10 years anyone who does so with the intention of harming Israel’s national security.

The proposed bill mentions NGOs such as B’Tselem, Machsom Watch and Breaking the Silence, calling them “anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian… and BDS organizations.”

It claims that “for many years, there has been a disturbing phenomenon in Israel of documenting soldiers through videos, stills and voice recordings,” and that some NGOs have people follow soldiers all day long to try to “document them in a biased and slanted way… while sometimes accusing and insulting them.”

Ilatov said the time came to put an end to what he called “anarchy.” “It cannot be that any left-wing activist or organization, supported by foreign entities, can get free access and document, undisturbed, soldiers on duty.”

“We have the responsibility to give soldiers the optimal conditions to do their jobs, without them having to be worried about a left-wing activist or organization sending out their photo and trying to shame them.”

April 13, 2018 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Full Spectrum Dominance, War Crimes | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Like the “Patriot Act”, introduced into the USA after the False Flag of 9/11 to stifle dissent from the new, Fascist reality.

    “Dissent is what rescues Democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors”

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | April 13, 2018 | Reply

    • Another nail in the Coffin of the fabled, “Israeli Democracy”

      Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | April 13, 2018 | Reply

  2. Will it be next, that only evidence or examples which shows “the most moral army in the world” is allowed? Everywhere, on every way things are published? Anything else will be considered as a hostile act and the presenter will be jailed, as is current in Germany?

    In Israel it will then follow this will be done, without bail, or trial, or answer of whereabouts. And perhaps those persons should be “disappeared”, since they pose a threat to Israel’s reputation? The same with family, or relatives or friends? Another way Israel will go about eliminating Arab or Palestinians in Israel? And then, Christians? Their places of worship?

    And that compensation should be made in the form of increased military aid to Israel to sooth and comfort Israeli, which will be forced to carry out these efforts to maintain Israel’s security and right to take the homes or land from those who perpetrate such atrocities?

    Comment by Michael | April 13, 2018 | Reply


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