Jan 9, 2011

#BDS: Gulf News calls for BDS only to put an end to Palestinian armed resistance

The call for BDS is a means of support not a method of substitution of the Palestinian people's right to armed resistance, which Gulf News calls "violence":

"Taking the boycott movement lightly will give Palestinians the message that violence is the only means to attain justice.
The BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement represents an all inclusive mass campaign involving the various sectors of the Palestinian society at home and abroad.
By now, many know that this movement is waging a non-violent campaign to realise the following: (1) To end the Israeli colonial occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip through a wide venture campaign activity encompassing all economic and political aspects; (2) To attain the Palestinian inalienable rights spelled out loud and clear by UN resolutions and international law; and (3) To establish a viable independent state on the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel in 1967, with occupied east Jerusalem as its capital.
Despite all Israeli violations of international law in Palestine that are trying human patience to its extreme limit, the BDS continues to press ahead with its non-violent campaign designed to end the colonial Israeli occupation."

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