Palestinians Stand in Solidarity with Global ProtestsJune 5, 2020
Following the death of an unarmed African-American man in Minneapolis last week due to excessive force by police officers, protests have taken place across the world calling for justice and an end to the excessive use of force by police officers. This message resonates strongly with Palestinians, who have endured years of arbitrary arrests, use of military tactics and equipment against civilians and extrajudicial killings at the hands of security forces. Just this past Saturday, an unarmed and disabled Palestinian man was shot and killed by police in Jerusalem. The struggle for justice is a global once, and all oppressed people must stand together in the pursuit of dignity and equality for all.
Read the solidarity statement from the BDS National Committee here.