Outraged by Israel’s killing of countless unarmed protesters, Israeli human rights groups went to the Supreme Court calling for a ban on the killing of unarmed civilians. The Israeli Supreme Court, being in the Middle East’s “only democracy” and a nation of laws and all, ruled against the human rights organizations, insisting that it can be legal for the Israeli military to kill Palestinian civilians. But just because soldiers won’t get in legal trouble doesn’t mean Israel won’t face public backlash from around the world. After all, we’ve all seen the videos of soldiers shooting down civilians, and what does the release of these videos and the outrage that follows do to the spirit of Israeli soldiers? Don’t worry too much, the Israeli Knesset has a fix for that too: They’re considering a bill that would punish anyone filming on-duty Israeli soldiers “with the intention of undermining the spirit of IDF soldiers” with up to 5 years in prison. But there is one easy and simple solution they have yet to consider: Stop committing crimes against civilians.

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