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Lia Tarachansky: Israeli vs Palestinian right to protest

15 December 2011

By Lia Tarachansky, The Real News Network – 15 Dec 2011

While Israelis mark human rights day in Tel Aviv, 28 year-old Mustafa Tamimi is killed in the West Bank while protesting

On Friday, Dec 9, thousands of Israelis marched through Tel Aviv for international human rights day. The day before the Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, made an address, emphasizing the right to protest in Israel and comparing the J14 “Israeli Summer” protests to the Arab Spring. However the rights the Israelis who protested for social and economic reasons are not enjoyed by millions of Palestinians under Israeli military occupation. While Israelis are subject to Israeli civil law, Palestinians are subject to a set of military orders. Order 101 effectively bans political protest of more than 10 people. The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky spoke to Libby Lenkinski, the Director of International Relations at the Association for Civil Rights in Israel about the difference in the right to protest for Israelis and Palestinians and Hanin Zoabi, a Knesset Member who’s been stripped of her Parliamentary privileges for participating in the Freedom Flotilla aid convoy to Gaza in 2010.

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