Rights group to Barak: Let Palestinians rally in September

10.08.2011                      10.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Rights group to Barak: Let Palestinians rally in September

ACRI says military law governing protests in W. Bank denies Palestinians' rights: Protesters "should not be treated like enemy combatants."

The Association of Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) called on Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday to safeguard Palestinian rights to demonstrate, in anticipation of mass rallies expected to coincide with the Palestinian bid for statehood at the UN in September.
Lawyers Dan Yakir and Raghad Jaraisy of ACRI asked Barak to formulate an appropriate policy allowing security forces to deal with the mass demonstrations and protests that are expected to take place in the West Bank and along border regions next month….