In a statement
on the official Black Lives Matter Facebook page, the group posted a picture of activists holding up Palestinian flags and signs of solidarity at the protest.
"In the fight for dignity, justice and freedom, the Movement for Black Lives is committed to the global shared struggle of oppressed people, namely the people of occupied Palestine and other indigenous communities who for decades have resisted the occupation of their land, the ethnic cleansing of their people, and the erasure of their history and experiences," the statement said.
The statement concluded with the Black Lives Matter activists committing to "global struggle, solidarity, and support of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement to fight for freedom, justice and equality for Palestinian people and to end international support of the occupation."
Friday's protest was not the first time justice activists from the Black Lives Matter movement visited Palestine or expressed solidarity with its people.
A group of activists, including prominent American journalist Marc Lamont Hill, from the movement released a video in January 2015
, which was filmed in Nazareth in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle against "Israeli apartheid."
The video was filmed at the conclusion of a ten-day tour by representatives of groups associated with Black rights and racial justice including the Dream Defenders, Black Youth Project 100, Black Lives Matter, and activists associated with the Ferguson movement against police brutality.
Referencing cities in the United States which have become the focal points of protests and justice movements after repeated shootings of unarmed black men, the activists said in the video that "we come here and we learn laws that have been cosigned in ink but written in the blood of the innocent and we stand next to people who continue to courageously struggle and resist the occupation, people continue to dream and fight for freedom, from Ferguson to Palestine the struggle for freedom continues."
The delegation also held an event
in solidarity with the Black struggle in the US at Birzeit University in Ramallah in December 2014.