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BDS welcomes British Labor Party declaring Israel as an apartheid state

BDS welcomes British Labor Party declaring Israel as an apartheid state

RAMALLAH, Tuesday, September 28, 2021 (WAFA) – The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement welcomed in a statement the British Labor Party’s motion passed yesterday that declared Israel as an apartheid state due to its treatment of Palestinians.

The Labor Party Conference 2021, the largest political party in the United Kingdom, declared Israel an apartheid state and voted to “adhere to an ethical policy on all UK trade with Israel, including stopping any arms trade used to violate Palestinian human rights and trade with illegal Israeli settlements.”

Labor called for sanctions against Israel to ensure that it ends its occupation, siege of Gaza, illegal settlements, dismantles its wall, “reverses any annexation,” and respects the right of Palestinian refugees “to return to their homes,” as enshrined in international law.

“The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) warmly welcomes this effective solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality which is particularly inspiring at a time of heightened anti-Palestinian racism, repression and McCarthyism in the UK, including in the Labor party leadership," said the statement.

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