Palestinians are urging Netflix to dump the â€śFaudaâ€ť 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 â€śthrillerâ€ť series â€śFauda,â€ť claiming it is an anti-Arab racist, Israeli propaganda tool which glorifies the Israeli militaryâ€™s 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, Israelâ€™s 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 â€śFaudaâ€ť promotes and legitimizes violent acts committed against Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory by Israeli army death squads — the so-called â€śMistaravim.â€ť The showâ€™s writers, who wereÂ membersÂ in these units, have based the series on the war crimes committed by these squads against Palestinians.