Israeli rights group B’Tselem has released a report detailing the use of a military order from 1967 against present-day protests.The Israeli military has been using a military order from 1967 to justify their crackdowns on prostestors.
The report looks at two orders that were delivered to the villages of Nil’in and Bil’in declaring the areas protestors used for their demonstrations as ‘closed zones.’ This was coupled with a new, more aggressive attitude by Israeli soldiers responding to the protests.
The Israelis are legally obligated, as occupiers of foreign lands, to not infringe upon the people’s right to demonstration. The order, prior to this spring, had not been enforced since the Oslo Accords.
The prison sentence for violating the military order is set at ten years.