Police kibosh peace rally in Tel Aviv, citing security concerns

Police ban a pro-peace rally in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square, citing Home Front Command restrictions on the assembly of large numbers of persons in public spaces out of concern for rocket attacks. It says it’s a “security decision” made “for the good of the public peace.”

“The Israel Police is attentive to values of freedom of speech and democracy, but under the present circumstances the value of preserving human life is the utmost priority,” the police spokesperson says in a statement.

It calls on the public not to attend the right and left-wing rallies scheduled Saturday evening in Tel Aviv.

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