Updates from the palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC): Posted by Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

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10 UK unions have issued a statement condemning Israel's ciminalisation of six civil society organisations, which the unions say fits the international legal definition of apartheid and should be viewed in such context.

BNC Statement

The Centre International De Solidarité Ouvrière is a major coalition of 60+ Quebec labour unions and civil society groups, has unanimously passed a motion endorsing BDS and urges the Canadian government to designate Israel as an apartheid state.

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Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch say the "decision is an alarming escalation that threatens to shut down the work of Palestine’s most prominent civil society organizations."

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UN human rights experts strongly and unequivocally condemned the decision by the Israeli Minister of Defence, Benny Gantz, to designate six Palestinian human rights and civil society groups as terrorist organisations.

BNC Statement

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.

Open Letter

In an open letter, the BNC calls on all AU member states to reject Israel’s request for observer status without hesitation at the next Executive Council meeting based on our common values of freedom, justice, equality and self-determination. 

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The UN played a crucial role in defeating South African apartheid – it is time to investigate Israel’s unequal regime, by Hanan Ashrawi and Lakhdar Brahimi.