10 July, 2014 WAFA
As Israel escalated its assault on the Palestinian people, more than 100 human rights activists gathered Monday evening near New York City’s iconic Brooklyn Bridge to mark the 9th anniversary of the July 9, 2005 Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, Wednesday said a press release by Adalah-NY, the New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel.
According to Adalah-NY, the protestors spoke out against the current onslaught of Israeli military and settler violence against Palestinians, and vowed to intensify BDS campaigns targeting Israel, with the aim of ending Israeli apartheid and occupation. Since Monday, Israeli bombs have killed 40 Palestinians, including 13 children, in the Gaza Strip alone.
The Monday event – organized by Adalah-NY and endorsed by 16 human rights organizations – was part of the We Divest National Week of Actions, which included events in several US cities, and supported the Stop the Wall Campaign’s Month Against the Apartheid Wall, marking the 10th anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on the illegality of Israel’s Wall. In a related development, in a letter published today legal experts called on the UN and member states to take action to implement the ICJ’s decision on the illegality of the Wall, said Adalah-NY.
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