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Galway City Council adopts motion to boycott Israel

June 12, 2018
Galway City Council adopts motion to boycott Israel

“1. Since its violent establishment in 1948 through the ethnic cleansing of more than half of the indigenous people of Palestine, the state of Israel has denied Palestinians their fundamental rights and has refused to comply with international law; noting also that Israel continues to illegally occupy and colonise Palestinian land, discriminates against Palestinian citizens of Israel, imposes an inhumane blockade and siege of Gaza and denies Palestinian refugees the right to return to their homes, Galway City Council fully supports and endorses the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement for freedom, equality and justice and commits itself to discontinue all business contracts it has with Hewlett-Packard, both HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise for business and government services, as well as the HP spin-off DXC Technology as HP and DXC provide and operate much of the technology infrastructure that Israel uses to maintain its system of apartheid and settler colonialism over the Palestinian people.”

Galway City Council has today adopted a motion to fully support the the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement in solidarity with the people of Palestine.

The motion was brought forward by Labour councillor Billy Cameron and received the support of the majority of councillors.

The Galway Palestine Solidarity Committee held a rally outside City Hall earlier today to show support for the BDS movement and the Palestinian people.

Galway City Council joins city councils across Europe in supporting the BDS movement – last week Valencia was declared an “Israeli apartheid-free zone” after its City Council adopted a motion to boycott the “illegal country…”

Read More:  Galway Daily

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