BNC Statement

Over 30 Palestinian Groups Condemn Sanders' Expected "Yes" Vote

33 Palestinian civil society groups have issued a statement condemning a proposed deal that would see military funding for apartheid Israel's Iron Dome system approved in exchange for aid for Gaza.

In response to the expected "yes" vote from Bernie Sanders and other U.S. senators approving a deal that would see military funding for apartheid Israel's Iron Dome system approved in exchange for aid for Gaza, 33 Palestinian civil society groups have issued the below statement in condemnation.

Voting for enabling apartheid Israel's ongoing occupation and siege of Gaza and its repeated massacres there amounts to naked and unjustifiable complicity. It cannot be morally "balanced" or whitewashed by simultaneously advocating charity for the 2 million Palestinians under Israel’s siege to help us tolerate Israeli brutalities, funded by the US. 

Working in the U.S. Congress towards ending all military funding to apartheid Israel is a moral and legal obligation of the first rank. It is also the most critical expression of solidarity with the struggle of Palestinians in Gaza and everywhere for freedom, justice and equality.

Signatory organisation:

  • Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions PGFTU–Gaza
  • General Union of Palestinian Women
  • University Students Councils Secretariat – Gaza
  • Association of University Students’ Councils
  • General Union of Palestinian Workers
  • Palestinian Union of Postal, IT and Telecommunication workers
  • Palestinian Trade Union Coalition for BDS (PTUC-BDS)
  • Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO)
  • Palestinian National Institute for NGOs
  • Federation of Independent Trade Unions
  • Global Palestine Right of Return Coalition
  • Palestinian Bar Association
  • Palestinian Medical Association
  • Occupied Palestine and Syrian Golan Heights Initiative (OPGAI)
  • General Union of Palestinian Teachers
  • Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE)
  • General Union of Palestinian Writers
  • Union of Palestinian Farmers
  • Grassroots Palestinian Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign (STW)
  • Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)
  • Popular Struggle Coordination Committee (PSCC)
  • Civic Coalition for the Defense of Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem
  • Coalition for Jerusalem
  • National Committee to Commemorate the Nakba
  • Union of Public Employees in Palestine-Civil Sector
  • General Union of Palestinian Peasants
  • Union of Palestinian Charitable Organizations
  • Union of Professional Associations
  • Women Campaign to Boycott Israeli Products
  • Palestinian Economic Monitor
  • Union of Youth Activity Centers-Palestine Refugee Camps
  • Agricultural Cooperatives Union
  • National Committee for Grassroots Resistance


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