Tags: police brutality

Mother of Slain Palestinian: “My Son Was A Child In A Man’s Body”

The story is familiar to oppressed people groups: a young man is assumed armed and dangerous, and is gunned down by police. Eyad al-Hallaq was disabled and Palestinian; the Israeli police were armed and dangerous. His parents describe their only son… (Israeli forces have killed over 10,000 Palestinian men, women, and children since 2000, most of them civilians.)

Ethiopian-Israeli teen shot dead by off-duty policeman who felt under threat

In the 2nd killing of an Ethiopian-Israeli in 2019, Solomon Tekah was shot by an Israeli police officer who felt “in danger” when trying to break up a fight. Eyewitnesses say he was in no danger. An Ethiopian-Israeli lawmaker said Israeli police have declared “open season” on Ethiopian-Israeli youth.

“He can’t breathe”: a Palestinian Eric Garner

As Palestinians in Hebron navigate life without the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH) observers, it is worth looking back on how oppressive and violent life was even with outsiders watching. Eric Garner would find the city eerily familiar.