Daphni Leef: The Lady Doth Protest Too Much?

A police spokesperson says Israelis do not need police permits to hold demonstrations, so why are the police using violence to disperse protesters?

“The use of the term violence in connection with police officers’ conduct at demonstrations is misleading. It isn’t that we have no violent police officers or police violence; the problem is in coordinating expectations between us and the protesters” − Commander Ayelet Elissar, deputy legal counsel to the police, at a session last week of the Knesset House Committee.