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Noura Erakat: Oppose Israeli apartheid & annexation of Palestine

Democracy Now!

June 25th 2020

Ahmed Erekat, a 27-year-old Palestinian man, was on his way to pick up his sister on the day of her wedding when he was shot dead by Israeli soldiers at a West Bank checkpoint after seemingly losing control of his car. Ahmed was the cousin of Noura Erakat, a well-known human rights attorney and Rutgers professor. Erakat is calling for justice for Ahmed and says her cousin's death was systemic. "This is not about one bad Israeli soldier — just as it is not about one bad cop, ever," says Erakat. "This is an apartheid system and a settler colonial system that enshrines Jewish Israeli supremacy as a matter of law and policy on an international scale. It is one that marks Palestinians for removal, exile or death." She calls on the international community to engage with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and to oppose the Israeli annexation of Palestine. "Fight for freedom," she says. #DemocracyNow Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs on nearly 1,400 TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9AM ET: https://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: https://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/democracy-now!-audio/id73802554 Daily Email Digest: https://democracynow.org/subscribe


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