By Ariel Cohen, (c) 2016 The Washington Examiner
New York University Students for Justice in Palestine has blamed the police shootings that killed both Philando Castile and Alton Sterling on Israeli influences.
“In the past 48 hours another two black men have been lynched by the police,” the advocacy group wrote on their Facebook page on Thursday afternoon, prior to the sniper shooting in Dallas that left 5 police officers dead and seven officers and civilians injured. “The total number of black people lynched by cops in 2016 now totals 136. We must remember that many US police departments train with the #IsraeliDefenceForces. The same forces behind the genocide of black people in America are behind the genocide of Palestinians.”
The group went on to write that, “What this means is that Palestinians must stand with our black comrades. We must struggle for their liberation. It is as important as our own. #AltonSterling is as important as #AliDawabsheh. Palestinian liberation and black liberation go together. We must recognize this and commit to building for it.”
The anti-Israel student group concluded the post with the hashtag “#FromBatonRougeToGaza.