Israel Just Murdered Another Palestinian Footballer. PUMA is complicit.
As groups around the world join the Boycott PUMA Global Day of Action, use social media to show PUMA your outrage over its ongoing support for Israeli apartheid.
Yesterday, gangs of hundreds of armed Israeli settlers, incited by Israel's far-right government, waged pogroms across the occupied Palestinian West Bank. They torched dozens of Palestinian homes, cars, property, and crops. The Israeli military fired on Palestinians trying to protect their homes.
In Turmus Ayya, near Ramallah, 24-year-old footballer Omar Qatin, a father of two, was defending his neighbors when Israeli forces shot him dead. More than 30 Palestinians were injured.
Earlier this week, an Israeli helicopter gunship and occupation forces raided the Jenin refugee camp, murdering six Palestinians, including two children, and injuring more than 90.
Israel is able to maintain, expand and escalate its apartheid regime with impunity thanks in part to the support from companies like PUMA.
On Saturday, groups around the world will join the Boycott PUMA Global Day of Action.
Join them online.
PUMA continues to lie, saying it has nothing to do with Israeli apartheid.
But PUMA continues to partner with the Israel Football Association, which governs and advocates for maintaining teams in illegal Israeli settlements on stolen Palestinian land. Israeli settlements are illegal land grabs forcing Palestinians from their homes.
BDS campaigns have forced major corporations, like G4S, that are complicit in Israeli apartheid and a litany of human rights abuses around the world to end ties with Israeli apartheid.
What’s stopping self-proclaimed “progressive” PUMA from following suit?
The boycott campaign is growing. Last month there were protests inside, outside and online during PUMA’s shareholders meeting. PUMA’s CEO was so rattled he said “BDS” by mistake as he was talking about the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) in front of 200 shareholders at PUMA’s 75th anniversary AGM!
But we need to grow the campaign more.
Just as Banksy has done, let's use the power of cats on social media for Palestinian rights!
As PUMA celebrates its 75th anniversary, Palestinians are marking 75 years of ongoing violent Israeli oppression.
Let’s step up the pressure on PUMA until it lives up to its claim of a “devotion to universal equality” by ending its complicity in Israeli apartheid.