Suppression of Protest
Tools of Suppression
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.
Social media accounts of protest leaders are under strict surveillance
Intimidation tactics are used in advance of demonstrations, including preventive arrests of activists and the arrest of their family members
Unarmed protesters confronted by heavily-armed police officers or soldiers, who are quick to arrest and to employ excessive and even lethal force.
Many of the protestors are minors, who can expect no more leniency than adults