Israeli Apartheid Week launches in Palestine

02-03-2016 16:03

Source: MAAN


Organizers opened the 2016 Israel Apartheid Week in the the occupied Palestinian territory on Tuesday, marking the 12th occurrence of the annual international event.


The head of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in Gaza, Haidar Eid, told Ma'an that the events were particularly significant this year due to the record number of cities across the world participating 


In Gaza, the week opened with words by Palestinian writer Ibrahim Nasrallah and the former United Nations special rapporteur on Palestinian human rights Richard Falk.


Eid pointed out that more than 200 cities around the world are commemorating the week in March this year, in addition to celebrating the accomplishments of the Palestinian BDS campaign.


Eid called upon Palestinians everywhere to take part in activities of the Israeli Apartheid Week to send a clear message to the international community and Israel that Palestinian resistance will continue until "basic rights that are pledged by the international legitimacy are achieved."


He added that the Israeli Apartheid Week would continue until March 10 in Palestine and South Africa, while other regions have other schedules throughout March as follows: 


UK: February 22-28

Europe: February 29-March 7

Middle East: March 6-26

US: various, including March 27-April 3

Latin America: April 10-24

Canada: various throughout March, check with local organisers

Topics : #Palestine #Israel #Middle East #BDS #Gaza Strip #Israeli Apartheid Week #Palestinian territories

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