16 November 2021
Jean Jaurès metro station – Toulouse, France
Multiple Toulouse organizations are calling for mobilization around this common call:
On 18 October, Israel announced the revocation of the Jerusalem residency status of French-Palestinian lawyer Salah Hamouri, who works with the NGO Addameer, which defends Palestinian prisoners in Israel.
On 19 October, six Palestinian NGOs – Addameer, Al-Haq, Bisan Center, Defense International for Children – Palestine, Union of Agricultural Work Committees, Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees – were illegally designated by the Israeli colonial regime as “terrorist organizations”.
This is a gross lie. These organizations are targeted for the quality of their documentation and advocacy work to hold Israel accountable for crimes committed in Palestine or for their mobilization for women and agricultural workers in colonized lands.
Israel has infected Palestinian NGO workers’ phones with PEGASUS spyware and it is now rumored that it is spreading facial recognition to bolster its racist control over the entire Palestinian population.
Despite this policy much worse than that of other states targeted, the French government and most parties maintain a cowardly or complicit silence. It is high time to implement boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel, an apartheid state.
STOP THE REPRESSION OF PALESTINIAN CIVIL SOCIETY
SUPPORT FOR SALAH HAMOURI
STOP THE IMPUNITY OF THE ISRAELI STATE
First signatories: ATTAC Toulouse, BDS France Toulouse, Collectif Palestine Vaincra, NPA 31, CGT Educ’Action 31, POI 31, Révolution Permanente 31, UNEF Toulouse, etc.