Once again, Israel has launched a massive bombing campaign, killing and injuring hundreds of innocent Palestinian men, women and children in Gaza, while viciously racist mobs incited by the government and religious leaders have gone on a violent rampage in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Israel’s most recent military assault on Gaza, a densely-populated besieged area, where children make up over 50% of the population, is not an act of “defense,” but an act of collective punishment, which is a war crime. The bombing comes on the heels of the vicious torture and murder of 16 year-old Palestinian Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was burned alive by Israeli nationalists in Jerusalem.
The international community is enraged. The brutality and violence of the genocidal war by Israel against Palestinians must stop. Now is the time to act. The call for global solidarity with the Palestinian people, in the form of a comprehensive boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) on Israel until it comply with international law, allows for effective solidarity with the Palestinian people’s struggle for justice, dignity, and equality.
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Below is a statement published in The Nation on July 10 by the USACBI Organizing Collective demonstrating why the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement against Israel, of which USACBI is one arm, is critical to educating the world about Israeli crimes and stopping them:
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USACBI Organizing Collective