Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
Today, on May 15th, we mark the 74th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (catastrophe). During the Nakba, between 750,000 and 1,000,000 Indigenous Palestinians were driven out of their homes and ethnically cleansed at the hands of Zionist militias and, later, the Israeli army to establish the state of Israel as a Jewish supremacist settler-colony.
Colonial hypocrisy is killing Palestinians. On the 74th anniversary of the Nakba, we condemn once again the Western indifference to Palestinians, which enables Israel's impunity, directly contributing to our ongoing Nakba. We reiterate our call for meaningful solidarity with Palestinians facing ethnic cleansing, massacres, colonial dispossession and apartheid.
The International Criminal Court must fully investigate Israel's murder of Shireen Abu Akleh and hold those who perpetrated the crime, those who issued the orders, and the entire political leadership of apartheid Israel accountable.
As international sporting bodies enact swift sanctions against Russia over its illegal aggression against Ukraine, a growing number of athletes are choosing to make significant personal sacrifices by refusing to sportswash Israeli apartheid and denouncing the hypocrisy of selective action.