Aug 3, 2011

#BDS: Desmond #Tutu backs arms embargo on #Israel

"Archbishop Desmond Tutu has backed calls for an arms embargo against Israel made by a coalition of Palestinian groups on July 9.
“A comprehensive military embargo on Israel is long overdue,” reads the statement by the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), a broad coalition of Palestinian political parties, trade unions, activist groups and NGOs. It continues, “It would constitute an effective, non-violent measure to pressure Israel to comply with its obligations under international law.”
“I endorse this call for an arms embargo because we desire peace and justice for Palestinians and Israelis through non-violent ways,” said Tutu. The 79-year old former Archbishop gained prominence for his role in fighting apartheid in South Africa, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984."

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