As a photo of an Israeli soldier, brutally trying to arrest a tiny 11-yer-old Palestinian boy with his hand in a cast, one can’t help but to wonder, how could the offspring of Bob Marley support such a regime.
Who in their right mind could sing that they are for equal rights and justice and then turn around and defend these unjustified brutalities?
When Ziggy Marley and Damian “Junior Gong” Marley give their lame excuses of why they support and perform in Israel, the first thing that comes to mind are the lyrics from one of the Fugees songs: “Boy on the side of Babylon trying to front like he is down with Mount Zion”.
How can you dare sing about Holy Mount Zion and then support Zionism?
In the song Trench Town Rock, Bob Marley sang:
Never let the children cry
Cause you got to tell Jah Jah why
That was years ago. Today Ziggy and Damian staunchly supports a regime that cause women and children to cry and suffer on a daily basis.
Images show an Israeli soldier putting a headlock on the little child while women pull on the soldier’s back, trying to free the boy.
The altercation took place during a weekly protest Friday organized by Palestinian activists against settlement construction in the village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank.
“This is very difficult for any father or mother to see their son or daughter in that way, being violently attacked,” said the boy’s father.
Damian and Ziggy should have a talk with Jimmy Cliff, so he could explain to them the heavy penalty he had to pay for performing in Apartheid South Africa. Ziggy and Damian should not get a free pass to participate in apartheid Israel.
Injustice is injustice; whether it is being perpetuated on the Black man, Brown man, Yellow man or White man. As the Nyahbinghi would say, “Death to all white and Black oppressors”.