Friday. April, 29, 2020. (In Palestine)- “Get off of his neck.” “Please! Please!” “I can’t breathe.” Police in America have far too many non-lethal ways to reliably kill black men without facing criminal charges. The weaponization of racism does not require a gun or a bullet. In this case, a police officer’s knee was the weapon used to kill George Floyd. The observing officers’ indifference was also a weapon used to kill Floyd, and the Minneapolis police department’s failure to arrest the officers responsible is a weapon threatening to kill the most basic sense of justice.
Hence, Palestinians have taken to online platforms to express support for George Floyd, an African-American man killed at the hands of a white policeman, after it came to light that it was a Palestinian-American shop owner who had initially called the police. Moreover, connecting between what George Floyd has went through and what Palestinian people daily face, Palestinians, represented in PO Team & PDF Team tweet the following texts with the photos.
In Gaza, people were not put under the knee of a soldier, but they were strangled under the rubble of their homes destroyed by US-made aircraft.#BlackLivesMatter #PalestiniansLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/NxlQbgCGRs
— МŐĤÁММĔĎ ĦĀMĀM (@19992Moh) May 29, 2020
— BlueBird (@BlueBir42989572) May 28, 2020
The USA and “Israel” have not committed this crime for George Floyd only, but for complete people as in Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan.#BlackLivesMatter #PalestiniansLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/k8DRJm0iaQ
— Sajedaabed (@Sajedaabed1) May 29, 2020
We Palestinians feel #GeorgeFloyd we share the same fate of being oppressed and killed for no reason.
— Amal Amra Tsutsuianu (@AmraTutuianu) May 28, 2020
Others used art to protest the death of Floyd and send messages of solidarity to his family.