Monday, October 6, 2014

Video: Right wing Israeli's protest court decision on Arican immigrants

Anti-immigrant, racist and xenophobic tendencies and parties are on the rise not just in Israel but in Britain and other countries as the victims of capitalist globalization and its wars and famine are forced as economic migrants to find food, shelter and security. From Al Jazeera

About 100 far-right activists in Tel Aviv on Sunday against the High Court's September ruling to close Holot detention centre. The court's landmark decision (link is external) struck down government legislation of incarcerating migrants who came into Israel illegally without trial. It also concluded that holding African migrants for up to a year is illegal.

The detention centre is set to close (link is external) within 90 days of the ruling. Protesters say the ruling would give rise (link is external) to criminal activity, and increase tensions with the immigrant community.

Demonstrators waved black flags with "bagatz", an acronym of the Israel's High Court of Justice, written in white. Several online believed the flag was meant to draw a comparison (link is external) between the country's highest legal body and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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