Boris Johnson's attack on BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions)

9 November 2015 - 5:30pm
Press release

Responding to Boris Johnson's attack on BDS

Ryvka Barnard, Senior Militarism and Security Campaigner at War on Want, said:

“According to the UN, in October alone, Israeli military forces injured over 7,100 Palestinians with tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition. Instead of whitewashing Israel’s crimes against the Palestinian people, Mr Johnson should be using his trip to urge Israel to abide by international law."

“Where the UK government has failed to hold Israel to account for its abuse of Palestinians, ordinary citizens have stepped in. The Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions has widespread support from groups across the world, including trade unions, student unions, academic associations and faith groups.”

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Notes to editors

Boris Johnson says Israel trade boycott would be 'completely crazy' http://www.expressandstar.com/business/city-news/2015/11/09/londons-the-...

UN OCHA: CASUALTIES IN THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY (OPT) AND ISRAEL 1-31 October 2015 http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/wb_casualties_october_2015.pdf

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