Amnesty: More than 200,000 people demand end of Israeli apartheid

An Israeli bulldozer demolishes a Palestinian agricultural piece of land in area "C", in the West Bank town of Hebron, on August 25, 2021 [HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images]

More than 200,000 people have signed a petition calling for putting an end to the demolition of Palestinian homes as a first step towards dismantling apartheid, Amnesty International said yesterday. The rights group's petition, named Demolish Apartheid, Not Palestinian Homes, is addressed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has been signed by people in at least 174 countries. The petition was submitted to the Israeli occupation authorities on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This day commemorates the murder of 69 peaceful anti-apartheid protesters at the hands of South African police on 21 March 1960. "Israel's discriminatory planning policies and systematic destruction of Palestinian homes exemplify the racism at the heart of its cruel system of apartheid," Heba Morayef, regional director for the Middle East and North Africa at […] Source

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