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BDS Urges Renewed Economic Pressure Against ‘Israel’
By Staff, Agencies
As the Zionist entity’s bombardment of Gaza intensifies and the Palestinian death toll mounts, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions [BDS] movement is issuing a fresh call to action for consumers around the world to vote with their wallets and bring economic pressure to bear on ‘Israeli’ and multinational firms it labels as “complicit” in the ‘Israeli’ abuse of Palestinian human rights.
“There is a growing consensus that ‘Israel’ now, like South Africa in the past, is an apartheid ‘state’ that must be met with targeted sanctions, boycotts and divestment,” Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the BDS movement said.
Launched in 2005 by 170 Palestinian unions, refugee networks, women’s organizations, professional associations, popular resistance committees and other Palestinian civil society groups, the group has gained support and met fierce institutional resistance in its mission to win justice for Palestine.
At least 139 Palestinians, including 31 children, have lost their lives this week and 900 Palestinians have been wounded, as the ‘Israeli’ assault on Gaza has intensified and confrontations have mounted between Zionist settlers and Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
Amid the bloodshed, the BDS movement released a renewed call for five actions that supporters can initiate to help end the ‘Israeli’ occupation.
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