Britons mark ‘boycott Israel’ action day
On Friday, British protesters marked the fifth anniversary of the Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions (DBS) campaign against Israel.
In central London, the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) urged shoppers to ban Israeli-made goods during a lunch time protest outside Tescos.
Calling on supporters and branches to mark Global BDS Day, the PSC initiated a mass phone-in to Morrisons and Sainsbury supermarket chains to implement a ban on products originated from illegal Israeli settlements.
Many trade unions across Britain have joined the call for boycott, with Trade Union Congress (TUC) voting a ban on all goods from illegal Israeli settlements.
During previous successful campaigns, activists distributed leaflets among customers which read “Would you buy stolen goods?” and some others read “Ban them, don’t buy them” slogan.
A PSC spokeswoman said the activists also lobbied some MPs at their local constituencies, calling on them to apply pressure on the Foreign Office to ban importing goods from illegal Israel settlements.
Ahead of holy fasting month of Ramadan, an especial campaign has also been launched with the help of Friends of Al-Aqsa and Zaytoun campaign, calling on Muslims no to break their fast with Israeli-made dates but to support Palestinian farmers instead.