Palestine, Sunday, May 17, 2020.( The inside Palestine)- Marc Lamont Hill is an American academic, author, activist, and television personality. He is a Professor of Media Studies and Urban Education at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Marc is known for his regular support for Palestinian rights. He once delivered a speech at the United Nations in support of Palestinian self-determination and equal rights, but unfortunately his honorable stance towards the Palestinian cause got him fired in less than 24 hours.
Hill’s dismissal highlights how pro-Israel lobbying groups control the US discourse on Palestine and “Israel”.
In one of his meetings he said: “I can’t say as an American taxpayer that I have no responsibility to what’s happening in Palestine. Every time you pay taxes, you are funding the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory, specifically the West Bank. That is happening under U.S. funding.”
“The blockade on Gaza that’s happening by Israel and Egypt is happening because United States tax dollars fund Egypt and Israel. We are not blameless here as citizens black, white, red, yellow, whatever. We have an economic investment in the occupation of Palestinian territory. So we have something to say about this.”, he added.
Despite everything that happened to him, he still confirms his permanent support for Palestine, as he recently posted a tweet expressing his love and solidarity with the Palestinian people.
Sending love and solidarity to the Palestinian people. 72 years after the Nakba, the struggle for freedom, justice, and self-determination continues.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) May 15, 2020
Accordingly, a group of Palestinian activists from “Palestine Online” decided to thank him on their way.
You are an integral part of our struggle against occupation and injustice. Without noblemen like you, we won't have freedom.
Thank you, Marc, for supporting Palestinians rights🙏🌸🌹
— Raeda Khaled (@raedakhaledabu) May 16, 2020
Source: The inside Palestine.