The gratuitous & aggressive nature of the Israeli occupation

West Ban lawyers (Majdi Mohammed:AP) Oct 12 2015

The Guardian-UK caption to this photo identifies these as Palestinian lawyers from the bar association in Ramallah, West Bank, marching in solidarity with protesters at Al-Aqsa Mosque. The one fellow is kicking a tear gas canister back towards the Israeli soldiers who lobbed it at the march.

They’re likely protesting about a whole lot more than assaults on Al-Aqsa–like the Israeli rampage against Palestinians in East Jerusalem, Gaza, & the West Bank. But what are the odds lawyers in such courtly attire would be aggressing the Israeli army? So why the tear gas canisters lobbed at them?

This photo shows the utterly gratuitous & aggressive character of the Israeli occupation which denies civil liberties to Palestinians. It’s a picture worth a thousand lies.

Build the economic, cultural, & academic boycott of Israel & demand no aid of any kind to Israel.

(Photo by Majdi Mohammed/AP)