Proposed Israeli Law Criminalizes Filming Soldiers’ Human Rights Violations | Zero Hedge

May 26, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

A controversial new bill set to go before Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation in the Knesset on Sunday would ban taking videos or photos of Israeli soldiers in the process of arresting or subduing Palestinians.

It’s a move that advocacy groups are decrying as an aggressive censorship measure aimed at banning the documentation Israeli soldiers’ human rights violations, especially as the U.N. Human Rights Council has opened a formal investigation into accusations that Israeli security forces recently gunned down scores of Palestinian civilians protesting along the Gaza-Israeli border fence.

The legislation, if passed, could result in a punishment of 5 to up to 10 years in prison for merely recording encounters between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians.

Source: Proposed Israeli Law Criminalizes Filming Soldiers’ Human Rights Violations | Zero Hedge

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