Black Lives Matter Pledges 'Solidarity' with Hamas Terrorists Attacking Israel
BLM attacks Jewish state, declares commitment to 'ending settler colonialism'
The far-left Black Lives Matter organization has publically pledged its support for Hamas terrorists currently targetted Jews with relentless terror attacks in Israel.
Hamas has been launching a barrage of rockets from Gaza into Israel for over a week.
The attacks have been indiscriminately shelling civilian targets as well as dropping some missiles short and blowing up buildings within its own territory.
A week after the attacks started, the official global BLM group declared "solidarity with Palestinians," seemingly backing the anti-Jewish campaign.
"Black Lives Matter stands in solidarity with Palestinians," the Marxist group tweeted.
"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."
The announcement prompted a "thank you" tweet from the controversial anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS.
For years, BDS has been calling for an economic embargo of Israel.
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," the left-wing group tweeted in response.
"From Ferguson to Palestine, our struggles against racism, white supremacy and for a just world are united!"
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
The tweet came as pro-Palestinian protesters gathered in the U.S. and other Western countries to call for a cease-fire in the region.
The military conflict escalated dramatically on May 10 when Hamas began firing rocket after rocket at Jerusalem following a violent clash between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters at the Al-Aqsa mosque, a sacred site for both Jews and Muslims.
Despite hundreds of Israeli counterattacks and its Iron Dome defense system, the rockets have continued to fly.
But left-wing groups, and progressive lawmakers, have blamed Israel for the violence, describing it as an "apartheid state" committing "war crimes" and other atrocities on Palestinian civilians, who Hamas frequently treats like human shields, attracting airstrikes on high-rise buildings that share space with civilians.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) say they warn civilians ahead of strikes on such locations, giving them time to run for safety before leveling Hamas facilities.
Israel fights to protect its civilians.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 18, 2021
Hamas uses civilians to protect itself. pic.twitter.com/J6WVye1Lqy
"Israel fights to protect its civilians," the IDF tweeted Tuesday.
"Hamas uses civilians to protect itself."