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Anderson calls for Israeli boycotts to intensify

20 August, 2015 - by Martina Anderson MEP


Anderson calls for Israeli boycotts to intensify

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson is calling for campaigning against Israeli and international corporations, that are violating the rights of the political prisoners, to be intensified.

The call comes following an appeal from Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails to prioritize their cause.

Ms Anderson, the chair of the European Parliament's Delegation to the Palestinian Legislative Council, said

“The national leadership of Palestinian prisoners sent a letter last week to the global BDS movement asking to prioritize the cause of the prisoners and to intensify BDS campaigning against Israeli and international corporations that are most complicit in the crimes committed by Israel.

“As a result of this appeal a call has been made for the international human rights organizations to initiate and/or escalate boycott and divestment campaigns against the companies that are most complicit in Israeli crimes.

“This call from the prisoners, which I echo, adds another dimension to the campaign.

“I ask you to redouble your efforts to boycott corporations that are most deeply involved in Israel’s violations of international humanitarian law and prisoners’ rights.”

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