Black Lives Matter has condemned Israel’s ‘settler colonialism’ while declaring ‘solidarity with Palestinians’ in a statement on Twitter.
The BLM movement said it would ‘continue to advocate for Palestinian liberation’ as it equated the conflict in Gaza to anti-police protests in the US.
The tweet came as thousands of pro-Palestine protesters gathered across the US and other western countries, calling for a ceasefire in the region.
President Joe Biden reportedly urged Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu to wind down strikes in Gaza on Tuesday amid increasing pressure from the international community.
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Black Lives Matter stands in solidarity with Palestinians. We are a movement committed to ending settler colonialism in all forms and will continue to advocate for Palestinian liberation. ( always have. And always will be ). #freepalestine
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) May 17, 2021
Thank you for your solidarity. From Ferguson to Palestine, our struggles against racism, white supremacy and for a just world are united!
— BDS movement (@BDSmovement) May 18, 2021