The massive slaughter may have stopped, and that babbling brook of bullshit, the mainstream media may be selling other pieces of sensationalism, but the misery, hardship and repression continues. Gaza is still an open air prison, and Israel is still a brutal aggressive state, with genocide in its plans.
A month has now passed since the end of Israel’s massacre of the besieged population of Gaza.
Gaza may no longer be on our TV screens, but the medieval siege remains in place and Israel appears more determined than ever to press on with the expansion of its illegal Israeli settlements.
As civil society organisations in Gaza have said, there is now a battle underway to ensure that Israel is held to account. The outcome of this battle will determine whether Israel’s latest assault will be yet another stage in Israel’s incremental genocide” of Palestinians or the turning point that will bring an end to Israel’s status as an entity above the law. The outcome of this battle depends on you.
Palestinians everywhere were inspired by the international outpouring of support for Palestine during the Gaza massacre. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world joined the August 9 Day of Rage protests initiated by organisations in Gaza. Israeli ships were prevented from docking at Oakland and other ports in the US. Israeli arms factories were shut down and protests were held at hundreds of retailers across the world that sells Israeli goods.
And we know that BDS is working: Israeli exporters are complaining that it's becoming impossible to export produce to Israel. Big companies like G4S and Veolia are scaling back their involvement in Israeli crimes. Latin American governments responded to public pressure by withdrawing their ambassadors to Israel.
What happens next depends on how strong we can build the movement. Get involved with the BDS movement today:
- Read our Make an Impact page that is full of ideas on what products to boycott and how to be effective
- Check out our Get Involved page for tips on how to start a BDS campaign
- Contact us to find out how to join a local BDS group
We look forward to working with you to build a BDS movement that can make Israel pay a heavy price for its massacre of Palestinians in Gaza.
The Palestinian BDS National Committee