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Norwegian lawmaker nominates BDS for Nobel Prize

 

OSLO, February 4, 2018 (WAFA) – Norwegian lawmaker Bjornar Moxnes has nominated the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for this year’s Nobel Prize.

MP Moxness officially nominated the BDS movement for Palestinian rights this week for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.

“This nomination reflects the growing international solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for justice, dignity and freedom from the Israeli occupation,” a press release about the nomination said on Sunday.

Moxness said awarding this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the BDS movement would be a powerful signal, emphasizing the international community’s commitment to support a just peace for the Palestinian people and all people in the Middle East.

“If the international community commits to supporting BDS to end the occupation of Palestinian territory and the oppression of the Palestinian people, new hope will be lit for a just peace for Palestinians, Israelis and all people across the Middle East,” he said.

“My hope is that this nomination can be one humble but necessary step towards bringing forth a more dignified and beautiful future for all peoples of the region.”

M.N.

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