Posted on October 30, 2023

Black Israelites, Pro-Palestine Marchers Clash in Chicago

Chris Harris, The Messenger, October 30, 2023

Chicago police had to break up fighting that broke out Saturday between a group of Black Israelites and pro-Palestinian marchers who had gathered by the thousands to call for a ceasefire in Gaza.


Black Hebrew Israelites espouse that African Americans are the true descendants of the ancient Israelites, not the Jewish people. {snip}

Video from Saturday’s clash shows pro-Palestinians and Black Israelites physically fighting. Some of the Black Israelites are seen wielding wooden sticks, while the pro-Palestinian crowd brandished flag poles.