BNC Statement

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) Stands With The 6

August 18, 2022


The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) fiercely condemns apartheid Israel’s raid on 6 Palestinian human rights and development organisations and its closure of their offices today. We #StandWithThe6.

This latest repression, intended to silence those who seek accountability for Israeli crimes, takes place against the backdrop of increasing and systemic Israeli violence inflicted on Indigenous Palestinians. Just 2 weeks ago, Israel massacred 47+ Palestinians, including 17 children, in Gaza.

Persecuting human rights defenders is one of the inhuman acts of apartheid in international law. Israel’s propaganda claims against the 6 organizations have been found baseless by the EU, UN human rights experts, and leading human rights organizations including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

Today’s raid exposes again Israel’s criminal impunity, which the U.S. and Europe are responsible for entrenching.

Silence is complicity. Meaningful action must #DismantleApartheid. #UNinvestigateApartheid and  #MilitaryEmbargo now!

August 18, 2022


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