Palestinians are urging Netflix to dump the âFaudaâ series, created by former members ofÂ Israeli army death squads, that legitimizes and promotes racist violence and war crimes.
The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) is calling on Netflix to nix the âthrillerâ series âFauda,â claiming it is an anti-Arab racist, Israeli propaganda tool which glorifies the Israeli militaryâs war crimes against the Palestinian people.
PACBI is an integral part of the nonviolent BDS movement for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality. The movement has beenÂ nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Adding insult to injury, Netflix is scheduled to release season two this coming May, which marks Â the 70th anniversary of the 1948Â Nakba, Israelâs mass expulsion of most of the indigenous Palestinians from their homes and the destruction of hundreds of their towns and villages. Historians, including prominentÂ PalestinianÂ andÂ Israeli scholars, have documented this systematic and deliberate campaign ofÂ ethnic cleansing.
The series âFaudaâ promotes and legitimizes violent acts committed against Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory by Israeli army death squads — the so-called âMistaravim.â The showâs writers, who wereÂ membersÂ in these units, have based the series on the war crimes committed by these squads against Palestinians.