A group of Palestinian, Israeli, and international scientists and academics has called on colleagues to cancel their participation in a forthcoming conference in Israel, to show their solidarity with Palestinians living under occupation.
Shabaab of Rafah became the first Gazan team to win football's Palestine Cup in more than a decade Friday, despite Israeli restrictions keeping 10 of its players off the pitch. Rafah and Ahly al-Khalil from the southern West Bank city of Hebron which hosted the game ended the second leg nil-nil, but Rafah's 2-0 first leg lead meant it took the title. The Gazan club had to field a weakened side, with only 15 of its 25 members of the playing squad given Israeli permits to travel.
On July 19, and while Israeli forces were brutally suppressing nonviolent Palestinian protests in occupied East Jerusalem, Radiohead crossed the Palestinian boycott picket line to play in Tel Aviv.
G4S, the world’s largest security company, is actively training Israeli police forces currently attacking Palestinians in Jerusalem.
One of the most dangerous places where the regimes of Trump and Netanyahu converge are in exchange programs that bring together police, ICE, border patrol, and FBI from the US with soldiers, police, border agents, etc from Israel. In these programs, “worst practices” are shared to promote and extend discriminatory and repressive policing in both countries including extrajudicial executions, shoot-to-kill policies, police murders, racial profiling, massive spying and surveillance, deportation and detention, and attacks on human rights defenders.
Israel uses military force to maintain its oppression of Palestinians. It targets people with tear gas grenades, rubber-coated bullets and live ammunition, and carries out mass arrests, house demolitions and extrajudicial executions. The international HSBC bank is a major shareholder in companies selling weapons and military technology to Israel and also provides those companies with the loans they need to operate.
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Dear Thom Yorke, We are Palestinian artists and we write to ask just one thing, as many others have asked, that you respect the wishes of the absolute majority of Palestinian civil society and do not cross the picket line we have clearly marked.
July 13, 2017, Occupied Palestine — More than 200 Latin American organizations, coalitions, social movements and personalities published a July 9th letter addressed to the Board of Directors of the Mexican multinational company Cemex, calling on its members to end the company’s complicity in Israel’s human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Sigue la campaña #StopCemex en Facebook y Twitter Como parte del Día de Acción #SotpCemex, este 9 de julio será enviada una Carta Pública a Cemex, pediendo a la cementera mexicana que retire su participación en e proceso de colonización, apartheid y ocupación que Israel lleva a cabo desde hace 69 años contra el pueblo palestino.
July 9, 2017 marks 12 years since the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement was born. It’s been 12 years since an impressively large and diverse coalition across Palestinian civil society surmounted incredible odds to unify around three basic Palestinian rights and a nonviolent, inclusive, anti-racist path of struggle to achieve them.