Lauryn Hill appears in video equating treatment of US blacks and Palestinians

Musician Lauryn Hill and actor Danny Glover appear in a video equating the situation of Palestinians under Israeli rule with that of blacks in the United States — and protesting both.

The short video, entitled “When I See Them I See Us” and uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday, also features Angela Davis, Cornel West, Alice Walker, Omar Barghouti and other prominent black and Palestinian academics and activists.

At the beginning of the video, two narrators intone: “Every 28 hours, a black life is stolen by police or vigilantes in the US. Every two hours, a Palestinian child was killed in Israel’s attack on Gaza last summer” — a reference to the 2014 Israeli offensive aimed at stopping missile fire and tunneling by militants from the territory.


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