In response to the escalation of Israel’s ongoing violence against Palestinians, the Bil’in Popular Committee has called for an international day of action on July 11. Palestinian students from the Gaza Strip have called for international support in ending the Israeli military assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, and for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaigns targeting Israel.
As of Thursday morning Palestine time, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza reported that 69 Palestinians had been killed by Israel’s indiscriminate bombing, of whom 60 are civilians, including 22 children and 13 women. 469 others have been wounded, mostly civilians, including 166 children and 85 women. Israel is bombing Palestinian homes in Gaza, killing whole families, a war crime according to PCHR in Gaza.
Join us as we bear witness to the lives lost in Israel’s most recent assault and heed Palestinians’ call to support their struggle for freedom and justice through boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaigns.
In particular, we’ll highlight the boycott of nearby Max Brenner Chocolate Bar, whose parent company, the Strauss Group, boasts of its support for Israel’s Golani and Givati Brigades. Both brigades have long records of human rights abuses and were heavily involved in Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s 2008–9 assault on Gaza that killed approximately 1,400 Palestinians, including 350 children.