Israeli State Terror Crowd Control Weapons
State terror is official Israeli policy.
by Stephen Lendman
State terror is official Israeli policy. Community incursions, assaults, and other violent incidents occur daily. Palestinian suffering follows.
They have no rights. Peaceful demonstrators are attacked. In August 1967, Israel issued Military Order No. 101 ("Order Regarding Prohibition of Incitement and Hostile Propaganda Actions," as later amended).
Public or private political gatherings, assemblies, processions, or vigils of more than 10 Palestinians without permission are prohibited.
Any attempt to "influence public opinion".in a manner liable to harm public safety or public order" is considered lawless.
Publications "contain(ing) material with political significance" are banned. They include printed, photographed, recorded, filmed, online, or other materials.
Displaying national symbols is prohibited. Military commanders have full authority. They "may empower any soldier or police officer".to exercise his powers in accordance with this order."
"(A)ny soldier shall have the authority to use the force necessary" for enforcement.
Violators face up to 10 years imprisonment, a heavy fine, or both. Palestinians have no legal right to demonstrate, express views freely, or engage in nonviolent peaceful protests.
Police state terror confronts those who try. Palestinian rights are systematically denied. On February 10, 2010, Israel's OC Central Command issued sweeping a priori orders.
They prohibited Bil'in and Ni'lin demonstrations. With or without other orders, they apply throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem. They called peaceful gatherings illegal.
B'Tselem addressed the issue. Its new report is titled "Crowd Control: Israel's Use of Crowd Control Weapons in the West Bank."
Background information was provided. Palestinians, supportive Israelis, and foreign activists regularly protest. They oppose Israel's Annexation Wall and other occupation abuses.
Israel responds violently. Private Palestinian land becomes closed military areas. It's declared off limits. Anyone entering is attacked.