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27 May 2024

BDS Movement

I/OPT: BDS Movement calls for urgent action against companies 'profiting from genocide & apartheid', following bombardment of Rafah

"Urgent Action Alert as Israel intensifies its genocide in Gaza", 27 May 2024

Israel has carried out one of its bloodiest massacres yet, in open defiance of last Friday’s explicit order by the International Court of Justice that Israel cease its military offensive in Rafah immediately.

Last night, Israeli warplanes, funded and supplied by the US and Europe, pounded Rafah where 1.4 million Palestinians are sheltering. Israeli airstrikes bombarded a supposed “safe area” where forcibly displaced Palestinians slept in plastic tents, setting the entire area aflame, murdering at least 40 and injuring hundreds more, mostly women and children. Many were burned alive...

We must escalate pressure now to stop this genocide in Gaza!

Only more people power will lead to wider boycotts, divestment and lawful sanctions to force the US-Israeli genocidal axis to stop and to ultimately help us dismantle the underlying regime of oppression.

Take action now:

  1. Mobilize to pressure your government and parliament to immediately impose a #MilitaryEmbargo on Israel, as called for by the UN Human Rights Council and dozens of UN human rights experts. This should include the sale and transfer of weapons, military equipment and dual-use technology, cutting of military funding in the case of the US, and a ban on importing Israeli arms and spyware and on joint military and security projects.
  2. Join groups, particularly workers’ unions, in peacefully disrupting the transport of weapons, weapon parts, and other military equipment to Israel, including in transit states.
  3. Act against the companies profiting from Israel’s genocide and apartheid.
  4. Wherever possible, join demonstrations in your country calling for: Ceasefire NOW! Lift the Siege NOW! #MilitaryEmbargo.
  5. Organize or join groups organizing peaceful disruptions, sit-ins, occupations targeting complicit governments’ offices, MPs, complicit public and private institutions, or complicit companies targeted by BDS campaigns.
  6. Raise awareness around you about Israeli settler colonialism and apartheid and support your community/center/workplace/trade union/organization to declare themselves an Apartheid Free Zone (AFZ). A toolkit and a checklist are available.
  7. If not done yet, convince your city council/trade union/cultural and academic institution to call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire and lifting the siege and to cut existing complicit ties with apartheid Israel, its complicit institutions, and companies enabling its genocide and underlying apartheid...