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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Palestine Museum Tweets Image of George Floyd With Palestinian Flag, Keffiyeh

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The Palestine Museum in Connecticut tweeted out an image of George Floyd wearing Palestinian keffiyeh and emblazoned with a Palestinian flag.

The museum tweeted on June 1, “United we stand against injustice. Palestinian artist Waleed Ayyoub honoring the memory of George Floyd.”

Some on Twitter criticized the image, arguing that it politicized Floyd’s death.

“Cynical and sickening: Palestinian activists photoshop a nationalistic keffiyeh scarf onto the image of #GeorgeFloyd RIP in an attempt to appropriate his memory for their political ends,” StandWithUs Israel Executive Director Michael Dickson tweeted. “A cheap, hurtful stunt.”

 

Pro-Israel activist and international human rights layer Arsen Ostrovsky similarly tweeted, “The Palestinians did give birth to the global hijacking movement. Now, instead of planes, they’ve taken to hijacking other people’s grief. This is a new low!”

Pro-Israel writer Yoni Michanie also tweeted, “This picture has the fantastic ability to, simultaneously, whitewash the crimes of Palestinian leaders throughout the last century while also staining the memory of George Floyd. It robs all of Black America from their struggle to achieve equality, justice, and dignity.”

Bryan Leib, former national director of the Americans Against Anti-Semitism watchdog, tweeted, “Apparently #GeorgeFloyd is now a martyr for the Palestinian people. What’s next? Will Hamas name a street, school & a rocket after him so his name is associated with terrorists who have murdered Jews? Sick!”

He added: “How dare the Palestinians cheapen the murder of an innocent man!”

The Palestine Museum did not respond to the Journal’s request for comment.

Floyd, 46, an African American, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer was video recorded pressing his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is charging the officer, Derek Chauvin, with second-degree murder and the three other officers present at the time of Floyd’s death with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

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