Israel Human Rights Inquiry A ‘War On Dissent,’ Say Groups

JERUSALEM — Human rights groups expressed outrage Wednesday after Israel’s parliament moved toward approving a formal inquiry into their sources of funding, describing it as a step to stifle dissent and limit democracy.The vote was one…

JERUSALEM — Human rights groups expressed outrage Wednesday after Israel’s parliament moved toward approving a formal inquiry into their sources of funding, describing it as a step to stifle dissent and limit democracy.

The vote was one of a series needed to establish a parliamentary commission of inquiry into human rights groups that work toward prosecution of Israeli soldiers and officials abroad for alleged war crimes. It passed by a wide margin, 41-15.

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