Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity.
The Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council released a statement today signed by tens of Palestinian civil society organzations renewing their call for targeted sanctions in response Israel's annexation and apartheid
Thirteen US Congressional representatives, including Betty McCollum, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders and Rashida Tlaib, called to condition US military aid in response to annexation.
Prominent signatories to Global South call include former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe, former Mozambiquean Minister Oscar Monteiro, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, General Secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions Zwelinzima Vavi, and former Commissioner at SA Human Rights Commission Pregs Govender.
Women leading justice movements worldwide increasingly see the Palestinian call for a military embargo on Israel as not just a demand by Palestinians, but also as linked to their own liberation and justice struggles.