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Rights group urges Netflix not to air the Israeli series ‘Fauda’


RAMALLAH, March 31, 2018 (WAFA) - The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) called on Netflix, the American entertainment company, to nix the Israeli “thriller” series “Fauda,” as a racist series, which it described as “an anti-Arab racist, Israeli propaganda tool that glorifies the Israeli military’s war crimes against the Palestinian people.”

It warned that failing to do so will open Netflix, which is scheduled to release season two of “Fauda” (chaos) this coming May, the 70th anniversary of the 1948 Nakba (catastrophe) of the Palestinian people, to nonviolent grassroots pressure and possible legal accountability.

The series “Fauda” promotes and legitimizes violent acts committed against Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory by Israeli army death squads -- the so-called “Mistaravim.” The show’s writers, who were members in these units, have based the series on the war crimes committed by these squads against Palestinians, said PACBI is a press release.

“By sanitizing and normalizing these crimes, Fauda is directly complicit in promoting and justifying these grave human rights violations,” it said.

PACBI called on Netflix to suspend its production of season three of the series, to refrain from releasing season two, and to remove season one from its service.


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