Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"London hosts campaign to boycott Israel"

"London hosts campaign to boycott Israel"

Nov. 8, 2010

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists and anti-Zionist groups have demanded a full boycott of goods and products made in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Pro-Palestinian activists convened a protest rally in front of a store in London that sells Israeli-made goods and called on all people to refrain from buying such products.

The activists hold a bi-weekly gathering outside the Ahava cosmetics store that sells the Israeli-made cosmetics and are urging Britons and tourists to boycott Israel.

In the latest gathering outside the Israeli-owned shop in London's Covent Garden, the activists called for an end to the siege on Gaza, the right of return for Palestinians and an end to Israel's occupation.

Israeli regime's siege and its closure of the Gaza Strip has included mass restrictions on imports and exports.

The Gaza Strip has six border crossings, five of which are directly controlled by the Israeli army. The sixth crossing, at Rafah on the Egyptian border, has been almost continually closed since June 2006. Israel therefore controls the movement of goods into and out of Gaza.

Chronic shortages of vital raw materials, plus the continuing widespread ban on exports from Gaza to the outside world, have pushed Gaza's economy to the brink of collapse.

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign issued a statement calling on all people throughout the world to to take part in boycotting Israel.


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