Israel Considers Bill to Criminalize Filming Israeli Soldiers

HeadlineJun 22, 2018
H15 israel bill criminalizes filming soldiers

Reporters Without Borders has called on the Israeli parliament to reject a new bill that would criminalize the taking of photographs and videos of Israeli soldiers. Violations could result in jail sentences of five years if the photograph or video harmed the morale of Israel’s soldiers or 10 years in jail if it harmed the security of the state. The bill was introduced in April after video emerged showing an Israeli soldier cheering after shooting an unarmed Palestinian in Gaza.

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