Gaza rally backs boycott of Israeli goods

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Dozens of Palestinians braved a searing afternoon sun to rally in Gaza’s Saha market district against the sale of Israeli products on July 31, 2012.

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(Photo: Joe Catron)

The demonstration, part of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, drew participants from the BDS National Committee (BNC), the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), the Palestinian National Initiative (PNI), and the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO).

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(Photo: Joe Catron)

“As a Palestinian, I believe that boycott, in all its forms, is a primary tool in our struggle against the occupation,” said Hanan Abunasser, a recent university graduate.

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(Photo: Joe Catron)

“Our biggest supermarkets in Gaza are almost full of Israeli products. We as Palestinians should insist on alternatives, and all Israeli products should be boycotted.”

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(Photo: Joe Catron)

Following the rally, participants marched through the crowded alleys of the nearby market, distributing fliers urging shoppers and merchants to boycott Israeli merchandise during the busy Ramadan season.

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(Joe Catron)
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It’s not just Occupation anymore, but Occupation Industry.

Israeli Occupation Industry.

Gaza, I guess, brings new meaning to the term “captive market” for Israeli goods.

Joe Catron, in the last picture above, both products should be boycotted; the cheddar cheese on the left of the picture sold by “Americana” since Kuwait is now openly selling products such as onions and bell peppers from Israel. Palestinians should also boycott the KFC in Ramallah since it’s also… Read more »

I will never trust the so-called BDS movement in the United States. For so many years, they have been reclining and waiting for someone ELSE to call for BDS in public, with protest signs and marches. Now the most battered Palestinians on Earth, in Gaza, are demanding BDS, for your… Read more »

I agree with you “BOYCOTT ISRAEL ON U.S. CAMPUSES”. I want to tell these guys: have the GUTS to SHOUT BOYCOTT ISAEL in public, or stop bellyaching about the suffering Gazans. It is shameful, not to mention boring, to continue to report on Gaza and the suffering of the people… Read more »