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Black Lives Matter: Palestine

In the midst of the Black Lives Movement protests in the United States of America —that was caused by the death of George Floyd, an African American man who was killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota — many Middle Eastern nations are also experiencing such peaceful protests. Specifically looking at Palestine, a nation where the people are forbidden from protesting under Israeli control and government, have led protests in support of black lives and to bring justice to their kind. Palestinians have shown utmost respect and advocacy for marginalized minorities because they have the ability to relate and understand living within an unjust society, just like others. Other nations, such as England, have also shown their support towards both Palestinians and Black people by continuously holding the Palestinan flag, while also marching for the lives of Black people.

Viewing the unconditional support Palestinans have towards this movement demonstrates how powerful unity is. Even though they are forbidden from doing something, they are willing to risk their lives in order to defeat injustice. Racism is not something that can have an opinion in society — it is not a right or wrong matter; it is simply a wrong and harmful thing. Using one’s voice to uphold others while being proactive for one’s rights, is the most important thing that we can do in this generation. Keep supporting one another because freedom for one group of people, does not mean no freedom for you. For more information on Palestinian support of Black Lives Matter or Palestine in general, contact me through email at 2021mansourh@bfs.or.kr.





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theda
theda
Aug 05, 2020

being anti-Semitic is separate from being anti-Zionist. I have family in Gaza who's homes have been invaded and demolished, due to an occupation that was forceful and illegal. I understand the history, but calling anyone who is against Israel anti-Semitic/racist is no excuse for passing off the crimes committed. (I also don't have anything against you personally, this is just our side of the story, as both are important.)

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Adie Katzenelson
Adie Katzenelson
Aug 05, 2020

As much as support for the black lives matter movement is important, it's also important to note how some people can take this as an opportunity to be anti-semetic, using the example of DeSean Jackson as one. I may be biased since I'm Israeli, but it's important to note the hate on both sides.

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theda
theda
Aug 01, 2020

thank you thank you thank you #freepalestine

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