RAMALLAH, Tuesday, February 1, 2022 (WAFA) - The Palestinian BDS National Committee, (BNC), the broadest Palestinian civil society coalition, today warmly welcomed Amnesty International’s report, published today, condemning Israel’s apartheid regime.
“Amnesty’s rigorously researched report outlines a brutal and intentional system of fragmentation, dispossession, segregation and oppression against Indigenous Palestinians, residing both across historic Palestine and around the world as refugees,” said BNC in a statement. “This system, Amnesty concludes, meets the definition of apartheid under both the Rome Statute and the UN’s Apartheid Convention.”
The report is the latest in a series of studies confirming what Palestinian and international human rights experts and advocates have been saying for decades: Israel is responsible for the crime against humanity of apartheid.
The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement particularly welcomed Amnesty’s support for the demands on the UN to investigate Apartheid, military embargo and sanctions on Israel, International Criminal Court investigation of Israel, and for states and institutions to ban business with Israel’s illegal settlements
“Our South Africa moment is nearing. We shall dismantle Apartheid so our people can live in freedom, justice and equality," said the BDS National Committee.
In its comprehensive report, Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime against Humanity, Amnesty International details how Israel enforces a system of oppression and domination against the Palestinian people wherever it has control over their rights. This includes Palestinians living in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, as well as displaced refugees in other countries.