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.
Belgian firm Jan De Nul Group is considering building new port facilities in Haifa and Ashdod on behalf of the Israel Ports Company, according to media reports. Two other European firms are believed to have pulled out of the bidding due to fears about boycott pressure.
Luxembourg’s state pension fund FDC has excluded nine major Israeli banks and firms and one US company because of their involvement in Israeli settlements and human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories.
On February 9, Palestinian farmers organisations and campaigners in Europe weekend took action to call for an end to trade with Israeli agricultural export companies over their role in the destruction of Palestinian agriculture (press release here).
Palestinian farmers face the brunt of Israel’s land confiscations, demolitions and water theft.