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Tel Aviv defies police ban to protest Gaza war

August 9, 2014

In what was slated to be the largest anti-war demonstration in Israel since the outbreak of hostilities in Gaza more than one month ago, Israeli security forces forbade a major demonstration in Tel Aviv tonight.

Hundreds gather in Tel Aviv to protest the Gaza war, despite a police decision to revoke the demonstration's permit, July 9, 2014, Rabin Square, Tel Aviv (photo: Activestills)

Roughly 500 non-aligned activists flooded Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square in defiance of the ban, which was put in place ostensibly to stop large gatherings during a time when missiles are being fired at Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities.

The major left-wing parties, including Meretz, were slated to join tonight’s demonstration but pulled out after police banned the public display of anger over the Gaza war.

Hundreds in Tel Aviv defy police ban to protest Gaza war

Protesters chanted slogans such as “Funds to welfare not to war,” “Build more classrooms not more bombs” and “In Gaza and Sderot children want to live.”

Despite heightened tension and a small counter-protest of right-wing activists, no major clashes were reported between leftist and rightist demonstrators. In addition, no arrests were reported.

Hundreds gather in Tel Aviv to protest Israel's Operation Protective Edge, despite a police decision to revoke the demonstration's permit, Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, July 9, 2014 (photo: Activestills)

Hundreds gather in Tel Aviv to protest Israel's Operation Protective Edge, despite a police decision to revoke the demonstration's permit, Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, July 9, 2014 (photo: Activestills)

A right-wing Israeli counter-protester at a pro-peace demonstration in Tel Aviv. Hundreds gathered in Tel Aviv to protest Israel's Operation Protective Edge, despite a police decision to revoke the demonstration's permit, Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, July 9, 2014 (photo: Activestills)

 

Note: The news media want you to believe that it is the Israeli “reduced cabinet ministers” that initiate and manage the war strategy. Actually, it is the arms industry in Israel that has been running the show, from start to finish, in order to test their weapons “live” in arms trade shows. Otherwise, why Israel has to use the heaviest arsenal on the Palestinians and Lebanese resistance forces?

Related:
The night it became dangerous to demonstrate in Tel Aviv
‘No more deaths’: Thousands of Israelis protest the Gaza war
‘Unprecedented’ violence stalks anti-war demos across Israel

 


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