Lauryn Hill appears in a video from Black Palestinian Solidarity promoting unity between the two people groups.
The film, “When I See Them, I See Us,” cites the deaths of Black men and women at the hands of police as similar to Israel’s military action in Gaza.
“Every 28 hours a black life is stolen by police or vigilantes in the U.S. Every two hours, Israel killed a Palestinian child in its attack on Gaza last summer,” the video says.
Lauryn Hill holds up a sign that says, “Free All Political Prisoners.” Cornel West, Alice Walker, Danny Glover also appear in the three-minute video.
Hill canceled a show in Israel in May, citing the military conflict as reason for being unable to perform.
“I’ve wanted very much to bring our live performance to this part of the world, but also to be a presence supporting justice and peace,” she said. “It is very important to me that my presence or message not be misconstrued, or a source of alienation to either my Israeli or my Palestinian fans.”