Roger Waters Pays Tribute to Palestinian Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during Concert
August 25, 2022
The legendary star of Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, recently paid a tribute to slain Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during a concert in New York.
The 78-year-old songwriter and composer displayed Abu Akleh’s name across the concert’s backdrop along with words saying that her crime was “being Palestinian” and that her punishment was “death”.
English musician @rogerwaters paid tribute to Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who wasmurdered by an Israeli sniper while she was covering a military raid into Jenin, during his conecert in New York on Saturday night. pic.twitter.com/kfGuxxGom1— Huso_2.0 🇵🇸 ( Amir al-Khalil ) (@Mister_HSA) August 23, 2022
On May 11, while covering an Israeli army assault in the northern occupied West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, Abu Akleh, 51, was murdered by a bullet to the head fired by an Israeli sniper.
Last week, Palestinians around the world marked 100 days since Abu Akleh’s killing.
Waters has been vocally advocating for Palestinians and their rights and is known for his support for the BDS movement.
Also see the post published by Shireen Salti:
At Roger Waters concert in US this past weekend!
Crime: Being Palestinian
RIP Shireen Abu Akleh