The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement seeks to end the Israeli occupation of Palestine. (Photo: File)

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) welcomed the vote by Dublin City Council to formally support and endorse the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

 

The motion, voted for by a majority of Councilors, also commits the council to discontinue all business contracts it has with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and its spin-off DXC Technology due to these companies’ provision and operation of “much of the technology infrastructure that Israel uses to maintain its system of apartheid and settler colonialism over the Palestinian people.”

In a separate motion, the council voted to call on the Irish government to expel the Israeli Ambassador.

 

IPSC Chairperson Fatin Al Tamimi praised the motions saying,

“speaking as a Palestinian and a Dubliner I’m so proud that the local government of my adoptive the city has voted to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, justice and equality. It is wonderful that Dublin City Council will now become part of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement called for by Palestinian civil society. It is particularly welcome that the council chose to focus on Hewlett-Packard and its spin-off DXC, as these companies have been profiteering from the violent oppression of Palestinians and illegal colonization of their land.”

 

(PNN, PC, Social Media)





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