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

BNC Statement

 

Hessel

Occupied Palestine, 27 February 2013 -- The BDS National Committee (BNC) mourns the tragic loss of our comrade, partner, and dear friend Stephane Hessel.

A thoughtful and principled supporter of the global, Palestinian civil society-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Stephane Hessel exuded hope

BNC Statement

Occupied Palestine, 25 February 2013 – The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), a broad coalition of the largest Palestinian civil society organizations, trade unions, refugee associations and NGO networks, calls on sports merchandize company New Balance and the InterContinental Hotel Group to immediately withdraw sponsorship from the Jerusalem marathon taking place on 1 March 2013.

BNC Statement

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the largest coalition of Palestinian unions, mass organisations, refugee networks and NGOs that leads and and sets the guidelines for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, supports all principled action in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality that is in line with universal human rights and international law.

In its 2005 BDS Call, Palestinian civil society has called for a boycott of Israel, its complicit institutions, international corporations that sustain its occupation, colonization and apartheid,

In the News
gaza-action-feb9aPhoto from today's demonstration in Gaza (Photo: Joe Catron)

- 300 farmers and activists in Gaza march towards the buffer zone near the border with Israel to demand boycott of Israeli agriculture firms

- 16 Palestinian agricultural and civil society organisations http://www.bdsmovement.net/2013/palestinian-agricultural-o

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G4S has been nominated for the infamous 'Worst Company of the Year' Public Eye People’s Award. G4S is complicit in human rights abuses across the world and helps Israel commit crimes against the Palestinians.  G4S is involved in running Israel's prisons, checkpoints, police force and Apartheid Wall.

Israel has a contract with the Israeli Prison service and provides equipment and services to prisons at which Israel detains Palestinian political prisoners without charge and subjects them to torture and ill-treatment.

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As this new aggression on the people of Gaza shows, Israel will continue its belligerence and state terrorism unless it is made to pay a heavy price for its crimes against the Palestinian, Lebanese and other Arab peoples.

Palestinian civil society has called for a campaign of boycott, divestment a