Article by @ily#5117
We are the citizens oppose the oppression and policies of the Israeli government against the Palestinian people for their war crimes, excessive use of force, occupation and legislating apartheid laws. As citizens of this world we call upon you to lift up a standard for real justice and equality for all peoples and Israel is a criminal state that must be punished for crimes committed against Palestinians.
As Israel continues to commit war crimes against unarmed Palestinians we the people who care about the equality and freedoms of individuals want nothing to do with the Israeli apartheid regime. Under Israeli occupation Palestinians do not live free from the presence of Israeli military and they can’t stay out late. Palestinians cannot control the supply of goods in Gaza nor can they control their access to water in Israeli occupied territories. They only have access to SOME healthcare. Palestinians can’t enjoy the rights of citizenship and they don’t have the same due process and civil rights, nor are they equally protected by labor laws as Israelis. Palestinians travel with restrictions in or out and through occupied Israeli territories.
The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement works to end Israel’s oppression of Palestinians through international support to pressure Israel to comply with international law. An effective way to stop the apartheid system in Israel is to boycott Israeli settler goods. Ireland has recently banned all Israeli settler goods from being sold upon the nations shelves. Let us join the call of the Palestinian civil society’s Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) of all Israeli settler goods and avoid purchasing items with barcodes beginning with 729 and 871. Confronting this reality can also help convince companies to divest from Israel and contribute to making the Israeli government change its unjust policies, just as this international pressure did towards the apartheid situation in South Africa.
As the ongoing massacre against unarmed civilian protesters in Gaza draws on Israel continues to normalizes its war crimes in Gaza by labeling Palestinians who resist oppression as terrorist. We the people must rise up and boycott Israel’s violations of international law by refusing to normalize oppression. Many associations, governments, unions and thousands internationally now support the boycott of Israel. We must not be compliant nor accomplices in Israel’s regime of occupation, settler colonialization and apartheidism. The ongoing colonization of Palestinian land and rationalization of Palestinians as a moral justification for extra-judicial killings and other implicit and explicit violations of human rights and international law must not be accepted nor tolerated.
The war on Palestine doesn’t stop there Israel has plans for a “Greater Israel” project “[The Yinon plan]” an Israeli strategic plan to ensure Israeli regional superiority. It insists and stipulates that Israel must reconfigure its geo-political environment through the balkanization of the surrounding Arab states into smaller and weaker states.
Israel’s war crimes are being justified yet Palestine has NO Army, NO Air Force & NO Navy. This is NOT a war but genocide. Palestinians have the right to arm, defend and protect themselves against Israeli military forces yet are defenseless without defenses themselves and they need a voice. The actions that Israel has committed for murdering unarmed civilians is genocide of Palestinians. We the people are exposing their war crimes because of your efforts! We will gladly address any concerns, issues, questions or comments you may have. Let us commit ourselves to boycotting and supporting the Palestinian BDS movement and boycott Israel from the inside out OpJerusalem begins and ends with us, we, the peoples!