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Official account of the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC). We're the Palestinian leadership of the global Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement.
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Dec 20, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
Palestinian political prisoner Nasser Abu Hmeid died in an apartheid Israeli jail earlier today as a result of systemic medical negligence.

Read our full statement: According to @PpsmoMedia, the Palestinian Prisoners Society: “This is part of a systematic [Israeli] policy of medical negligence and delays in providing treatment, which all the [Palestinian] prisoners are exposed to, not just Nasser.”

Dec 5, 2022 4 tweets 4 min read
The French retailer @Carrefour announced a new partnership with the Israeli company @Electra Consumer Products and its subsidiary @Yenot Bitan which operates in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory. This deal indicates Carrefour’s complete disregard for its responsibilities under international law, opting to enhance business profits from stolen land and human rights violations.
Dec 5, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
.@VolvoCEGlobal machinery is used by Israeli occupation forces to demolish Pal homes and pillage of natural resources which Palestinians are systematically prevented access to, including water and land. Since May 2022, Volvo’s heavy machinery has been used to carry out the demolition of Palestinian communities homes, most recently in Al-Fakheet and Al-Markez villages, in Masafer Yatta.
Dec 5, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
The top 5 creditors to companies actively involved in the Israeli settlement enterprise are @BNPParibas, @HSBC, @SG_etvous, @DeutscheBank and @Barclays. They provided $171.4 billion in loans and underwritings. Image Government Pension Fund Global (Norway), @CreditAgricole (France), @GroupeBPCE (France), @DeutscheBank (Germany) and @LegalandGeneral (UK) are the top 5 investors in these companies’ shares and bond holdings worth $ 44.73 billion.
Nov 18, 2022 10 tweets 9 min read
Greenwashing is a marketing spin that is used by countries and corporations deceptively promoting themselves as climate friendly to cover up the substantial climate harm that their policies and practices cause.

Read more: Image Greenwashing exacerbates the climate emergency as well as social and ecological injustices. Israel uses greenwashing to promote a climate-friendly image to cover up its decades-old regime of military occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid.

#GreenwashingApartheid Image
Nov 3, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
Yesterday marked the 105th anniversary of the #BalfourDeclaration, a fateful, colonial statement by the British government that paved the way for establishing a Jewish supremacist settler-colony in Palestine. Image The Balfour Declaration laid the foundation for the 1948 #Nakba, the #EthnicCleansing of between 750,000 and 1,000,000 Indigenous Palestinians at the hands of Zionist militias, and subsequently Israeli forces. Image
Oct 20, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
🧵 New report just out: “Farms, arms and Israel's agro-diplomacy” from @GRAIN_org pulls back the curtain on the destructive role of apartheid Israel’s agro-military complex around the world.

#GreenwashingApartheid Rooted in Israel's colonization of Palestine and the dispossession of its Indigenous people, apartheid Israel’s agri-buisness has become a major tool for exporting exploitation and injustice around the world.

Oct 13, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
The Palestinian-led global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights, and particularly its affiliate in France, @Campagnebds, warmly congratulate French author Annie Ernaux for winning the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature 2022. Image We join many in celebrating this distinguished recognition of Ernaux’s literary creativity and prowess also because of her principled commitment to fighting oppression globally, including her support for the nonviolent struggle for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality. Image
Oct 12, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
Apartheid in action 🧵

Since last Friday, 4 Palestinian children were murdered by apartheid Israel.
⚠️ Adel Daud, 14
⚠️ Mahdi Ladadwa, 17
⚠️ Mahmoud Sous, 17
⚠️ Mahmoud Samoudi, 12
Apartheid Israel has murdered at least 44 Palestinian children, so far this year.
#MilitaryEmbargo Image While Jewish worshippers celebrate Sukkot, apartheid Israel continues to violently repress the Indigenous Palestinians. Many areas including Nablus in the occupied West Bank and Shufat and Anata in occupied East Jerusalem have been placed under siege.

#UNinvestigateApartheid Image
Sep 17, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
End of August, at the start of the school year, Israel escalated systematic attacks to stop families from sending their children to school.

Apartheid Israel denies Palestinians the right to education to try to drive them out of the 8 villages.

#DefendMasaferYatta 4 schools in Masafer Yatta (Jinba, Khalet Athaba’, Khirbet Al-Fakhiet, Khirbet al-Majaz) received demolition orders last week and Umm Qassah School, which serves 50 students from 4 Bedouin villages, is under threat from demolition since last year.
Aug 31, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
BREAKING:@Google worker organizing with #NoTechForApartheid resigns over punishment of Palestinian & allied workers who speak up for Palestinian freedom. Workers don't want their labor to enable Israeli violence against Palestinians, but Google is systematically silencing them.🧵 Along with 100s of other Google workers, Ariel Koren spent over a year organizing against @amazon & @Google’s $1B contract with Israeli government & military which helps them surveil Palestinians, expand illegal settlements, and inflict violence on Palestinians under occupation.
Aug 30, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
The Israeli government + private companies like NSO Group are exporting the Palestinian experience of mass surveillance under apartheid, threatening civil society globally.

New visual on #PegasusSpyware via @visualizingpal, @alhaq_org, #MindTheGap Consortium, @BisanResearch. Pegasus spyware is just the latest example of #ApartheidTech piloted on Palestinians and deployed globally. Palestinian civil society is calling for a ban on the trade of mass surveillance technology.
Aug 10, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
16 Palestinian children were murdered by apartheid Israel during the brutal 3 day bombardment of besieged Gaza. All of these children previously survived at least 1 war, some of those killed had survived 5 since 2008.

TAKE ACTION now to #DistmantleApartheid.
#GazaUnderAttack Alaa Abdullah Qaddoum, aged 5
Momen Muhammed ِAhmed al-Nairab, 5
Hazem Muhammed Ali Salem, 9
Ahmed Muhammed al-Nairab, 11
Ahmed Walid Ahmed al-Farram 16
Muhammed Iyad Muhammed Hassouna, 14
Fatma Aaed Abdulfattah Ubaid, 15
Ahmed Yasser Nimr al-Nabahin, 9

Jul 28, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
#NoTechForApartheid campaign against Google & Amazon Web Services' cloud technology contract with apartheid Israel is growing.

Google offers learning software. Let’s teach Google respect for Palestinian human rights.

Toolkit for student & faculty ⬇️ The Google & Amazon contract for cloud tech, #ProjectNimbus, helps entrench Israel's regime of settler-colonialism, apartheid & occupation.

It assists the Israeli state & military in carrying out violence & ethnic cleansing against Indigenous Palestinians.
Jul 18, 2022 6 tweets 5 min read
“It always seems impossible until it's done.” - Nelson Mandela

Apartheid ended in South Africa, & together we can end Israeli apartheid against Palestinians. On @NelsonMandela International Day we honour a life dedicated to the fight against racism & oppression.

🧵 Mandela recognised the similarities between apartheid South Africa & Israel's regime of oppression against Palestinians. He never forgot the pivotal role Israel played in supporting the apartheid regime in South Africa & undermining the global boycott against it.

Jul 9, 2022 13 tweets 5 min read
The Palestinian-led BDS movement marks its 17th anniversary today!

Watch the inspiring video below and take action now to share the strides we've made in the Palestinian anti-apartheid struggle far and wide.

Follow this 🧵 As a grassroots, anti-racist, nonviolent global movement, BDS plays a critical role in the struggle to expose and dismantle Israel’s regime of settler-colonialism, military occupation and apartheid.

Jun 23, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
India is the largest purchaser of Israeli-made arms.

Under a far-right gov led by Modi, India & apartheid Israel also conduct joint military drills & host police & army training & exchange visits.

🧵 Let's explore military & security links between them. As the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world, India's healthcare system struggled to cope with the spread. Still, Modi's government ordered 16,479 Israeli Negev machine guns, worth $116 million.

May 14, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
As Palestinians, we call for meaningful solidarity, we demand accountability.

Journalist syndicates & media studies/journalism faculties must take concrete action to hold apartheid Israel accountable for the murder of #ShireenAbuAkleh. #JusticeForShireen Journalist syndicates, unions and federations should:

- End ties with complicit Israeli institutions.

- Pledge to refuse junkets to Israel funded by the Israeli government, complicit Israeli institutions and Israel lobby groups.
May 6, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
Earlier this week on #PressFreedomDay2022, @mbachelet, the @UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights, condemned the use of Israeli NSOGroup's spyware #Pegasus against journalists worldwide as "an affront to privacy and press freedom." Last year, @FbdnStories denounced the use of Israeli spyware Pegasus against more than 180 journalists in 20 countries around the world. #BanCyberSurveillance
May 5, 2022 7 tweets 5 min read
Former Honduran President, Juan Hernández, “poster boy” of Israeli diplomacy, is charged with sponsoring a “corrupt & violent drug-trafficking conspiracy.”

🧵Let's explore the deadly links between Hernández’s regime and apartheid Israel.

#MilitaryEmbargo… Apartheid Israel propped up Hernández's ruthless regime with weapons, military training & access to the Trump White House. In return, Honduras voted against Palestinian rights at the @UN & agreed to move its embassy to occupied Jerusalem.

Jan 13, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
Apartheid Israel's militarized forces are brutally attacking Indigenous Bedouin-Palestinian communities in Al-Naqab resisting the latest ethnic cleansing attempt.

#SaveAlNaqab JNF is directly involved in apartheid Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Indigenous Bedouin-Palestinians, destroying livelihoods under the guise of 'planting trees'.

Palestinians in Al-Naqab peacefully resist Israel’s forced displacement & dispossession.

#SaveAlNaqab #StopTheJNF