Palestine: People won’t be silenced by boycott bans

6 October 2015 - 5:00pm
Press release

Responding to news that Conservative ministers have announced a new policy to block local councils from choosing to boycott or divest from companies complicit in the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine, Ryvka Barnard, Militarism & Security Campaigner at War on Want, said:

“The new policy banning local councils from making ethical investment choices is completely anti-democratic and a callous move to clamp down on the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions movement to end UK complicity in Israeli violations of international law.

“Where the UK government has failed to hold Israel to account for systematic abuses against Palestinians, it is ordinary citizens who have stepped up to end local council investment in companies profiting from Israel’s illegal occupation.”

Read our our op-ed on the topic at: http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/uk-moves-ban-municipal-boycotts-isr...

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