Hardened assembly and free expression prohibitions follow crowd control measures. Demonstrators are arrested. Organizers are most vulnerable. Foreign nationals involved are deported. Israeli participants are treated harshly.
Disproportionate force is policy. So is unaccountability. Security forces operate with impunity. Nothing too harsh is off limits. Rules, regulations, and international laws are systematically violated.
Police states operate that way. Palestinians suffer most.
A Final Comment
On December 10, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) headlined "Palestine to the ICC." It did so on Human Rights Day.
It commemorates the day General Assembly members adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948.
World leaders pledged to "complement the UN Charter with a road map to guarantee the rights of every individual everywhere." Fulfillment never followed promise. PCHR launched its own campaign.
It "aims to encourage the relevant stakeholders, namely the State of Palestine, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and the international community, to fulfill their responsibilities in ensuring justice and redress for Palestinian victims on violations of international law."
Ten years after the ICC's creation, PCHR "demand(s) accountability for the countless Palestinian victims who have been denied access to justice for so long."