Yesh Atid MK alleges ‘police treat dark-skinned people differently’

Anyone with dark skin can expect inferior treatment by the Justice Ministry and police, Yesh Atid MK Karin Elharar said Monday, the day after the ministry announced it would close a case involving an incident that spurred a wave of protests by Israelis of Ethiopian origin last summer.

“Those whose skin color is different have been treated differently by the Justice Ministry’s Police Investigative Division,” Elharar said at a meeting of the Knesset’s State Control Committee that debated police violence against Ethiopian- Israelis.

“Police violence against Israelis of Ethiopian descent is already sick and can’t be cured with a bandage,” Elharar said.


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