Pro-BDS group blames Israel for US deaths

Palestinian student group accuses Israel of complicity in recent shootings of African-Americans by U.S. police

Tal Polon,

BDS (illustration)
BDS (illustration)
Reuters

The New York University chapter of Palestinian group Students for Justice in Palestine has accused Israel of complicity in recent shootings of African-Americans by U.S. police.

Following the shootings, the group linked Israel to the incidents on its Facebook page: "We must remember that many US police departments train with the ‪#‎IsraeliDefenseForces‬. The same forces behind the genocide of black people in America are behind the genocide of Palestinians."

The following day, the group highlighted its linking of Israel with violence and vitriol in another anti-Semitic rant: "The IDF assists the NYPD and other American police departments in their oppression and murder of black people. These groups share a common logic that manifests in several types of oppression, white supremacist racism among them."

Students for Justice In Palestine has chapters on college campuses across the U.S., and is known for its aggressive tactics and attempts to intimidate Jewish students. It was founded by the anti-Israel activist and UC Berkeley professor Hatem Bazian.








top