السبت 28-2 2015 -المملكه المتحده
On Saturday 28 February activists in London danced dabke to Covent Garden where they shut down 4 shops complicit in the sale of Israeli goods. Activists from the group ‘London Palestine Action’ entered the shops, closing them down and chanting “if you sell Israeli goods we’ll shut you down”.
Sabon, one of the shops targeted by the activists, is Israeli owned and its factory is on the site of 3 Palestinian villages, ethnically cleansed by the occupying Zionists in 1948. Activists also shut down Sakare, Obey Your Body and Neal’s Yard Remedies, who all use ingredients (Dead Sea minerals) in their cosmetics, stolen from Palestinian land.
The action is the culmination of advocacy that took place across the UK and the world as part of the annual Israeli Apartheid Week. Since the 2005 call from Palestinian civil society for boycott, divestment and sanctions, the UK has been particularly active, shutting down arms factories during the recent Israeli massacre in Gaza and pushing for divestment by all the main education institutions and Trade Unions. Activists in London vowed to step up their actions against any companies or institutions in the UK complicit or profiteering from the oppression of the Palestinian people.
SFP sends their heartfelt thanks to the activists in London and around the world for their continued support of Palestine. We encourage people everywhere to join the struggle and take action to implement the Palestinians call for boycott, divestment and sanctions. Please click here for more details.