16 May 2021

‘We are approaching the UN asking for protection’, says Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar

I’ve been speaking to Tamer Nafar, who’s dubbed the Godfather of Palestinian rap and co-founder of the first break out Palestinian rap group.

Born and raised in Lod in Israel – which has a large Arab population, many of whom call it Lid – Tamer is also an activist who uses his music to advocate for Palestinian identity and autonomy, while condemning racism and inequality.

Amidst attacks by some Jewish youths on Palestinians, I asked if he felt protected by the Israeli police?