Wednesday, April 3 2013 Israeli activists detained for filming by Mairav Zonszein


In the video below (filmed by an Israeli Ta’ayush activist on Monday April 1 and subtitled quickly by yours truly) a policeman approaches Israeli activists who regularly go to the South Hebron Hills (he knows all their names already) and informs them they are being detained.

For what? For filming illegal construction at an illegal outpost in the area called Avigayil on a different day. That’s right. This was not an April Fool’s joke, but the way the law is actually being enforced by Israeli authorities in the West Bank.

Guy’s video

They ended up being held for over 5 hours and questioned about the claim against them that they were “disturbing public order.”

This post was originally published on April 3, 2013 by +972 Magazine.