In 1973, the United Nations International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid defined apartheid as “inhuman acts committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group of persons over any other racial group of persons and systematically oppressing them.”
1) Remove the Gaza-Israel barrier, which was constructed on the Israeli side of the Gaza Strip (a Palestinian territory) to control the movement of people and goods between Israel and Gaza.
2) Israel’s government must recognize the rights of Palestinians who remain within Israel.
3) Allow the over 7 million Palestinian refugees displaced by Israel to return home.
We, representatives of Palestinian civil society, call upon international civil society organizations and people of conscience all over the world to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era.”