The killing of Eyad Al-Hallaq by the Israeli border police on 30 May 2020
Keywords:Eyad Hallaq, Critical Disability Studies, Disability Justice, Isarel, Palestine, Border Police, George Floyd, US Police, Autism
An autistic body is a threat to the functioning of a neoliberal state. And as Israeli border police demonstrated on 30 May 2020, such a ‘late’ body with its impaired communication and social skills, is only fit to die. Eyad Al-Hallaq was not just ‘disabled’ by his autistic body but also by his racialised body. The ruthless Israeli border police therefore had no second thoughts before emptying out a bevy of bullets into this doubly disabled body of a 32-year-old Palestinian man.
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