Andrew Kerr, Washington Free Beacon, October 10, 2023
Black Lives Matter Grassroots threw its support behind Hamas in a statement Monday evening, calling the terrorist group’s indiscriminate murder of Israeli citizens over the weekend a “desperate act of self-defense.”
The group, which represents 26 local Black Lives Matters chapters across the country, said it had no choice but to “stand unwaveringly on the side of the oppressed” and support “Palestine” after Hamas terrorists invaded Israel, killing over 1,000 Israelis and 11 Americans and injuring thousands more.
“As Black people continue the fight to end militarism and mass incarceration in our own communities, let us understand the resistance in Palestine as an attempt to tear down the gates of the world’s largest open air prison,” BLM Grassroots said. “As a radical Black organization grounded in abolitionist ideals, we see clear parallels between Black and Palestinian people.”