Visualizing Occupation: The right (or privilege) to protest?

Israel and its defenders often boast that it is the “only democracy in the Middle East,” where people can openly express opposition to government policies. However, when comparing a protest in Tel Aviv for “social justice” with one in the West Bank for Palestinian rights,  it becomes clear that the freedom to demonstrate and the means used to disperse them depend on where you are and who you are. This illustration is the third in a series of infographics on the effect of the occupation on the Palestinian civilian population.

By Michal Vexler

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Protest in Nabi Saleh, West Bank
Protest in front of Tel Aviv train station 

Michal Vexler is a designer and activist. 

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Previous posts in this series:
Visualizing Occupation: Ethnic cleansing
Visualizing Occupation: Palestinian Prisoners’ Day – the numbers