Voices against the siege and bombing of Gaza are rising in Israel, where the Police have identified protesters who were forced to remove some posters against the bombing and the suffering of the Gaza population.
Dani Filc is a member of the Israeli NGO ‘Standing Together’, which opposes the Netanyahu Government’s decision to bomb Gaza, and explained to laSexta that this is the position of most of his fellow citizens: “The death to the children of Gaza “this is not the medicine for the pain of the children killed by Hamas.”
Filc affirmed that “the only possibility to provide security in Gaza is through a just peace that takes into account the interests, needs and security of both peoples.”
However, these protests criticizing the military action from within the country have been persecuted for it, according to some protesters. Israel Frey, an Israeli journalist, claimed that the country’s authorities sought him out for speaking “about the need to have empathy and pray for the children of Gaza.”
Frey condemned the bombings, and defended that the Netanyahu government used the attack for its own purposes: “People are using this war to promote a premeditated policy: apartheid and ethnic cleansing. Kick the Palestinians.”
‘Standing Together’ also criticized that violent scenes against Israeli Arabs took place. They directly targeted the far-right sectors within the Executive: “This is their way of teaching, attacking the Arab citizens of Israel.” “Anyone who shows empathy for the cause of these innocents is labeled a traitor and a threat,” said journalist Israel Fray. Therefore, they insist on condemning the attacks of Hamas, but refuse to defend the indiscriminate attacks against the civilian population of Gaza.