Thursday, May 10, 2012

Boycott all Israeli products (barcode 729)

The Palestinian movement has never lacked for courage or tenacity but it has suffered for decades from  Zionist deceits & US & European political & financial support. With the growth of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement around the world & the support of anti-apartheid veterans in South Africa, the solidarity movement has surged forward. But so has Israeli ethnic cleansing & violence against Palestinians. Now 2,000 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons are on a hunger strike to protest being held without charge under the procedure of administrative detention allowing Israel to hold suspects indefinitely for renewable periods up to six months. Most began refusing food April 17th to demand improved conditions, access to lawyers, family visits, an end to solitary confinement & administrative detention. Israel is not only rejecting these appeals but is using extreme violence against Palestinian protestors supporting the hunger strikers outside the prisons. Here Palestinians throw stones at Israeli troops using tear gas, water cannons, & stink bombs outside the Israeli military prison at Ofer (Ramallah, West Bank). The European Union, Red Cross, & UN all wring their hands & express concern about these victims of Israeli apartheid but have done nothing that amounts to a hill of beans. Support the hunger strikers by boycotting all Israeli products (barcode 729).  (Photo by Atef Safadi/EPA)

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