Palestinian Boycott Campaign to Intensify Protest Against Israel

Palestinian Boycott Campaign to Intensify Protest Against Israel
Palestinian Boycott Campaign to Intensify Protest Against Israel

Palestinian civil society had issued a call in 2005 for a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights.

A global movement against Israeli Apartheid is rapidly emerging in response to this call, according to the Palestinian BDS National Committee, the Palestinian civil society coalition that leads the global BDS movement.

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This summer, it says, Israel launched its bloodiest ever massacre of Palestinians in the Gaza strip. More than 2,190 Palestinians were killed as Israel deliberately targeted civilians and civilian infrastructure.

But 2014 also saw unprecedented levels of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to protest Israel’s attack on Gaza, and the BDS movement is winning mass support from people and organizations across the world.

In order to intensify its struggle, the Palestinian BDS National Committee has made a fundraising appeal. It is asking for donations on a specially created webpage to augment its boycott campaign in 2015.

This article is part of our editorial section Wars and Conflicts that carries related news and views from all parts of the world.

Photo courtesy: BDS Movement

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