On Saturday, 17 December, Samidoun Paris Banlieue organized its monthly Palestine stand in Aubervilliers, Paris, focusing on the boycott of Israel, especially in the holiday season. At the stand, they urged the boycott of Israel and that of corporations complicit in war crimes and colonialism, such as HP, supplier of computer equipment to the Israeli occupation navy and software facilitating population control in the West Bank of Palestine, or Puma, main sponsor of the Israel Football Association, which includes multiple teams from illegal settlements.
In this period of crisis where the capitalist system encourages unbridled consumption and dedicates targeted marketing an advertising techniques to encourage people to pull out their wallets and spend, Samidoun Paris Banlieue emphasized the key importance of the boycott in building solidarity for the Palestinian struggle against the Zionist settler colonial project.
Boycott action is a method of concretely supporting the Palestinian people and their resistance. By targeting corporations with interests in colonization, we are taking an active role and not merely acting as onlookers in supporting the Palestinian cause.
The table also informed Aubervilliers residents about the forced deportation of Salah Hamouri to France by the Israeli occupation, after he was imprisoned without charge or trial under administrative detention for over 7 months. The colonial regime expelled him from his native Jerusalem and stripped him of his Jerusalem ID and residency, while the French government failed to act with any meaningful protest against this latest outrage.
Samidoun Paris Banlieue thanks all of the people we met at the stand who showed support. To get involved in all events and mobilizations, please contact Samidoun Paris Banlieue on social media (Instagram , Facebook , Twitter)or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.