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Yesterday, 9 activists were arrested & 3 were detained for absolutely no reason other than being dissidents to #Netanyahu's regime.
Excessive force was used to arrest all activists in question.
Therefore, I'd like to tell you the tale about the day the #Israeli democracy died.
Yesterday a few activists were headed to a party of a fellow activist in the street where the Israeli AG, Avichai Mandelblit lives.
These activists regularly protest against the AG's practices to mitigate, delay & dissolve indictments against #Netanyahu and his political allies.
The Supreme Court ruled that these activists are not allowed to protest near his house but to keep a distance of a 100m from his house.
However the activists were not going to a protest but to a party.
The police arrested them anyway and confiscated their phones.
The officer here claimed that they are wearing a shirt used for in their protests and therefore, they are protesting.
Yes, You read it right.

Later that evening, their fellow activists, @hkim14050017, @Joseph_Zernik and others came to protest their friends arrest at the Petach Tikva police station, the city where AG lives.
They were violently arrested for protesting legally.
Including @GONENB1, their lawyer.
Sigalit Kessler, an activist and a lawyer was arrested using excessive force.
The protesters were chanting, sitting on the road and singing a Hassidic Jewish song.
They were answered with police brutality and arrested for it.
However that's not the day the #democracy in #Israel died.
That day was the 22th, June 2012.
On that day @daphninleef was brutally arrested in Rothschild Blvd. As she attempted to reignite the social protests.
The police fractured her rib during the arrest
I strongly believe that this violence was intentional.
I overhead one police officer saying to another:"Don't act violently in front of the cameras".
@dovhanin was the only MK present during that protest.
He looked very concerned when I spoke with him.
I remember that day vividly
Many others were beat down, a few were also arrested while we refused to let the police cars drive them to the police station and set down on the road.
On the night of that day, thousands (maybe even tens of thousands) of us mobilized to protest the arrests and police brutality.
The most common chant was "Democracy".
That's a demand not commonly heard in protests.
*We demand democracy*.
That wasn't a very good omen for the future of the Israeli democracy.
84 people were arrested using excessive force.
I avoided arrest only by sheer luck.
The police officer who was about to arrest me got distracted and I ran away.
The police falsely claimed we threw rocks at them.
They demanded arrest until all proceedings are over for all the arrested which was unprecedented.
The only damage that was done during that "riot" was a broken windshield of a bank branch.
See more videos police brutality at that protest (text in Hebrew).
Since than multiple *legal* protests were violently dispersed and their leaders repeatedly arrested using excessive force.
Police gunned down two Ethiopian Jews for no reason. Each of those times the killing triggered a protest which was met with tear gas & stun grenades.
The Media here is mostly controlled by #Netanyahu's friends.
In fact, case 2000 is about a bribe deal to reduce the circulation of Sheldon Adelson's @IsraelHayomEng in exchange for more favorable coverage for Netanyahu in @YediotAhronot owned by Noni Moses.
Outside @ha_makom, @mekomit (and in English @972mag) and @haaretzcom there are no newspapers in Israel who we can rely on for coverage.
Most media outlets just report what the police spokesperson tells them to.
@bar_peleg is not one of them.
As the @washingtonpost puts it, democracies die in darkness.
It is imperative that you speak up.
If you are an international news reporter, watch closely on tonight's events & report them to the world.
#Israel is no longer a #democracy.
To some, mainly Palestinians, it never was.
In summary:
🔵 #Netanyahu's regime must fall for the sake of Jews and Palestinians alike.
🔵Netanyahu is merely a symptom of a bigger problem, the Israeli occupation which is undemocratic by nature.Its practices leak into Israel & make it look more like the West Bank than Berlin.
Ousting Netanyahu is not enough.
The occupation must end. NOW!
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