Suppression of Protest

Tools of Suppression

  • 01

    Both Palestinian citizens of Israel and Palestinians living under Occupation are denied the freedom to express their political opinions even before they step out onto the streets.

  • 02

    Social media accounts of protest leaders are under strict surveillance

  • 03

    Intimidation tactics are used in advance of demonstrations, including preventive arrests of activists and the arrest of their family members

  • 04

    Unarmed protesters confronted by heavily-armed police officers or soldiers, who are quick to arrest and to employ excessive and even lethal force.

  • 05

    Many of the protestors are minors, who can expect no more leniency than adults