Floyd case: Arab MKs need justice for racist police violence in Israel

2021-04-21 18:12:24

In response to the homicide conviction of Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, for killing George Floyd in a racist act, MKs from the Arab Joint Checklist Occasion spoke up about their ideas on police violence in Israel. 
“The officer who murdered George Floyd on racial grounds in the US was convicted of homicide final night time. Within the final 20 years, 61 Arab residents have been murdered in Israel by police, [and] solely three cops have been convicted and given a light-weight sentence,” Sami Abou Shahadeh, a Joint Checklist MK tweeted on Wednesday.After evaluating the 2 international locations’ therapy of police brutality, Shahadeh known as Israel’s “Jewish democracy” an apartheid whose police drive and authorities is racist, ending his assertion with the expression, “The fish stinks from the top.”

Joint Checklist head Ayman Oden additionally tweeted: “The policeman who murdered George Floyd was convicted final night time in the US, whereas in Israel the police proceed to guard the killers of Iyad al-Halak and Salomon Taka.”An Israeli police officer mistakenly shot and killed Iyad al-Halakan, an unarmed east Jerusalem particular wants resident final Could, and was not convicted of homicide. Equally, the policeman who was on trial for the negligent murder of 19-year-old Ethiopian-Israeli Solomon Tekah has been restored to full-time operational standing.

“Convicting the killers might be a primary step on the trail to justice for households, and an finish to racist police violence in opposition to civilians,” Odeh wrote. 

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