Israeli Lawmakers Move to Punish 'Denying' or 'Downplaying' October 7th With 5 Years in Prison

Chris Menahan
Feb. 06, 2024

Israeli lawmakers are moving forward with a bill to punish those accused of "denying" or "downplaying" Israel's narrative of October 7th with five years in prison.

"Israel's Knesset approves a bill, which punishes the denial or 'downplaying' of the Israeli narrative of Oct 7 by up to 5 years in prison," the Palestinian Quds News Network reported.

"The approved bill is one out of three bills that included the expulsion of families of Palestinians who resist, imprisonment for those who deny Israel's narrative on October 7, and compensation for notorious ZAKA organization."

The ZAKA unit is notable for pushing some of the most ridiculous atrocity propaganda about Hamas beheading babies and cutting the baby out of a pregnant woman's womb.

From The Jerusalem Post, "Israeli Ministerial Committee approves imprisonment for denying Oct. 7, ZAKA compensation":
The bill approved by Yisrael Beytenu MK Oded Forer prohibits the denial of the October 7 massacre. According to the proposal, anyone who publishes, in writing or orally, things that deny the massacre or downplays it or publishes praise, sympathy, or identification with the actions committed by Hamas in the events of that day - will be sentenced to five years in prison.

The explanation for the bill reads: "The denial of the massacre constitutes an attempt to rewrite history already at this stage, in an attempt to hide, minimize, and facilitate the crimes committed against the Jewish people and the State of Israel."

The proposal by Likud MK Moshe Passal gives financial compensation to ZAKA volunteers who volunteered for endeavors carried out by the organization during Operation Swords of Iron.

"There is no doubt that the volunteers took a significant part and did hard work, both physically and mentally. They were a significant part of the holy work for the people of Israel and worked together with the IDF, so they deserve to be rewarded for their important work," Passal said.
No doubt they want to use this law to jail journalists from Haaretz and other Israeli news organizations which debunked much of the atrocity propaganda Israel put out after Oct 7.

The Times of Israel last week ran a piece arguing that questioning Israel's narratives on Oct 7 is a form of "Holocaust denial" and insisting that Big Tech should do more to censor such "unacceptable" speech.

Zionists have pushed for similar speech restrictions in America. University of Pennsylvania law professor Claire Finkelstein wrote a column in the Washington Post last month demanding America scrap the First Amendment to protect the feelings of pampered Jewish Ivy League college students.

With Israel's atrocity propaganda getting debunked in real-time and their excuses for genocide being rejected by the overwhelming majority of the world, they're now demanding overt censorship and moving to jail whoever they can for exposing their lies.

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