Jun 29, 2020 08:20 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jul 07, 2020 22:44 Asia/Tehran]
  • UK Black Lives Matter supports Palestinians and slams British pro-Zionist policy
    UK Black Lives Matter supports Palestinians and slams British pro-Zionist policy

The Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) in the United Kingdom (UK) said Sunday that it "loudly and clearly" supports Palestinians and rejects Israel's project to annex large parts of the West Bank.

Iran PressEurope:  BLM UK criticized British politics for being gagged of the right to critique Zionism and Israel's settler-colonial pursuits.

The Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) in the United Kingdom (UK) said Sunday that it "loudly and clearly" supports Palestinians and rejects Israel's project to annex large parts of the West Bank.

In a series of tweets on its official account, BLM UK also criticized British politics for being "gagged of the right to critique Zionism and Israel's settler-colonial pursuits.".

BLM UK reiterated its support to Palestinians and shared a quote from academic and former Black Panther Angela Davis, who is a vocal supporter of the Palestinian cause.

"One more time for those at the back," the group wrote on Twitter.

"From the British Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter, solidarity and learning from Palestinians in the fight against systematic racism has always been part of our shared struggle and shared strength."

The row comes only days after the UK Labour Party sacked its shadow education secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey for alleged antisemitism.

Long-Bailey shared an article that suggested that the Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd had received training from Israeli forces.

The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has planned to begin its annexation process starting Wednesday, as part of a so-called "peace plan" presented in January by United States President Donald Trump.

The plan consents to Israel’s annexation of large parts of the occupied West Bank, including illegal settlements and the Jordan Valley.

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