Israel moves to ban filming soldiers after controversial videos

Government endorses a bill that aims to protect troops from "shame" after videos showing deadly shootings of Palestinians.

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    The Israeli government has endorsed a bill that seeks to outlaw the filming of Israeli soldiers "for the sake of shaming them".

    It follows the release of a number of videos which the government has deemed harmful to the army's image, including ones showing deadly shootings of Palestinians.

    The bill refers to the "intent" of the person recording a soldier's actions being to injure their spirit or harm national security.

    Rights groups say the bill is a stain on democracy and an attempt to conceal the reality of Israel's occupation.

     

    Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from West Jerusalem.


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