On this day in 1960, the Apartheid Police in South Africa shot and killed dozens of black Africans on racial grounds. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is celebrated annually on the day that police in Sharpville, South Africa shot and killed 69 people who were participating in a peaceful demonstration against "traffic laws" imposed by the apartheid regime in 1960.
The Mossawa Center calls on all human rights activists to confront all forms of racism and discrimination in Israel and around the world.
On this day, we affirm the importance of continuing the struggle against discrimination in Israel by challenging and resisting dozens of ordinary and basic laws, budget discrimination, occupation, police violence and racial incitement by politicians such as Bezalel Smotrich, Itamar ben-Gvir, and others.
Forms of racism and discrimination practiced in Israel: