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.
UK construction equipment company JCB is to be investigated after a UK Government body found a human rights complaint by Lawyers for Palestinian Rights was “material and substantiated” regarding use of JCB machinery in Israel’s illegal demolitions and settlement construction.
Europe’s five largest pension funds have €7.5 billion invested in companies with business activities in and around illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. This is at odds with United Nations guidelines, clear warnings from 18 European countries, and undermines the two-state solution, experts warn.