Socialist International (SI), a global association of 140 political parties � including 35 parties currently in government � has endorsed the Palestinian-led call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and urged a military embargo on Israel until it ends its violations of Palestinian rights.
In a press release issued yesterday, the BDS Movement described the development as:
SI brings together some 140 political parties from the world. The decision to back BDS was made by the group’s Council at their meeting in Geneva on 26-27 June.
SI members include parties in government in South Africa, Argentina, Spain, Colombia, Portugal, Tanzania, Luxemburg, Romania, Iraq and elsewhere.
Reaffirming the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, SI called on governments and civil organizations to activate boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against the Israeli occupation.
Mahmoud Nawajaa, General Coordinator of the Palestinian BDS National Committee, the leadership of the global BDS movement.
Source: Palestine Chronicle