Spokesman of Amnesty International Rami Haider stated on Tuesday that the ban imposed by the Israeli new government on raising the Palestinian flags violates human rights and United Nation’s charters.
Rami Haider added that this expected step comes to obliterate the identity of the Palestinian people and prevents them from expressing their nationalism.
“This step cannot be viewed in isolation from Israel’s series of measures to legalize racism,” Haider said. He also added that the ban poses a violation of freedom of expression.
Amnesty called on Israel to retract the instructions issued by Itamar Ben Gvir to completely prevent Palestinians from raising their flags in public.
The organization warned that these orders” pose a clear violation of Articles 2, 7, 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and United Nations charters.”
Last Sunday, the newly appointed Israeli security minister Itamar Ben Gvir, known for extremism, ordered to enforce the ban on raising Palestinian flags in public spaces.
A recent survey conducted by Amnesty earlier in 2022 revealed that incitement against the Palestinian flag by Israeli governments over the past years has managed to instill fear in the hearts of most Jews upon seeing it.
The survey pointed out that up to 80% of Palestinians who wave flags intend to express their nationalism or protest against racism.
Since the Israeli Knesset passed a vote of confidence in right-wing Netanyahu’s government, the new far-right government has been unfolding the racist and fascist face of Israel.