‘We can’t breathe until we’re free’: Palestinians stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter US protests

'We can't breathe until we're free': Palestinians stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter US protests
The killing by police of George Floyd triggered protests in the US. (photo: Getty)
The largest Palestinian boycott coalition released a statement to announce its resolute solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter protesters.

By The New Arab staff | The New Arab | June 1, 2020

‘To our Black brothers and sisters, your resilience in the face of brutal dehumanisation is a source of inspiration to our own struggle against Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid.’
— Palestinian BDS National Committee

The Palestinian BDS National Committee [BNC] has come out to support the anti-police brutality protests in the United States, confirming its unwavering support for black organisations and the Black Lives Matter movement.

BNC, the largest coalition in Palestinian society that leads the global Boycott, Divest and Sanctions [BDS] movement, extended its “solidarity with our Black brothers and sisters across the US who are calling for justice in the wake of the latest wave of insufferable police murders of Black Americans”, a statement released by the organisation on Sunday evening said.

“The genocidal destruction of native American nations, the pillage of their wealth and resources, and the savage enslavement of millions of Africans constitute the most profound pillars of what became the US.

“The deeply-seated white supremacist ideology that has guided and attempted to whitewash these crimes is still alive, albeit in different forms.

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