Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions movement inaugurated, 2005 —   [59 x 96 cm]

Source of image: BDS Movement
Embroidery: Haya Al-Saadi [Al- Lyd], Ramallah, Palestine

The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Campaign 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. Israel is occupying and colonising Palestinian land, discriminating against Palestinian citizens of Israel, and denying Palestinian refugees the right to return to their homes. Inspired by the South African anti-apartheid movement, the BDS call for restrictive measures against Israel urges compliance with international law. BDS is now a vibrant global movement made up of unions, academic associations, churches and grassroots movements across the world. BDS challenges international inaction on behalf of Palestinian rights and against Israel’s occupation.

Era: Sumud - Steadfastness (1948 onwards)

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