Police Spokesman: “There is no procedure that allows an officer of the Israel Police to carry out an arrest by placing a knee on the neck of a suspect.”
Boycott Israel groups and anti-Israel movements on American college campuses are using the tragedy of George Floyd’s murder to launch dangerous blood libels against Israel and specifically the IDF.
“The Israeli military trains US police in racist and repressive policing tactics, which systematically targets black and brown bodies,” the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights claimed in a social media post. And the Democratic Socialists of America’s Boycott Divestment Sanctions group claimed, “knee to the neck” is “straight out of the IDF playbook.”
“The knee-to-neck choke-hold that (Derek) Chauvin used to murder George Floyd has been used and perfected to torture Palestinians by Israeli occupation forces through 72 years of ethnic cleansing and dispossession,” according to a petition stemming from the University of California.
The only thing is that the Minneapolis police never had such training with the IDF or any Israeli law enforcement agency.
The Palestinian Authority shared photos on social media of Israeli soldiers pinning down Palestinian terrorists to compare to Floyd’s killing.
“This is an unconscionable demonization of Israel, but also of George Floyd. It’s far from the first time the Palestinian Authority has latched on to recent events, however,” the Post continued. “For weeks the PA and others in the Arabic world have been sharing antisemitic cartoons and content comparing Israel to the COVID-19 virus. It seems there isn’t any event in the world that the Palestinian Authority can’t twist to make themselves the center of attention.”