ISRAEL AT EUROSATORY WEAPONS FAIR : STOP THE MILITARY COOPERATION WITH THIS CRIMINAL STATE!Today 13 June activists of the BDS France Campaign, dressed in “Boycott Apartheid Israel” T-shirts, together with activists from the France-Palestine Solidarity Association, conducted an action at the entrance to the Eurosatory weapons fair and distributed leaflets calling for a military embargo against Israel.
Eurosatory is an international arms fair for ground and air defence systems, which is held every two years at the exhibition centre in Villepinte near Paris, and which takes place this year in a climate of global tension.
The objective of the action, conducted in the framework of the BDS Campaign against Israel’s impunity and which aims to force this State to comply with international law, was to attract the attention of visitors and to express our anger at Israel’s participation in this fair for weapons dealers.Numerous national and international anti-war organizations were present to join us in condemning this gathering of the merchants of death.
We vehemently denounced the State of Israel, which takes advantage of its colonial war and its policies of apartheid against the Palestinian people to promote its military and repressive equipment “tested in real conditions”.
Most of the Israeli military personnel who were present to promote their stands are war criminals and liable to heavy sentences by the International Criminal Court. The 2014 massacres in Gaza and other repressive policies by Israel serve as a laboratory for military powers who seek to break the resistance of the peoples they want to subjugate.
The hosting of those weapon dealers and the numerous military and security agreements between France and Israel are more than indecent, but they will not prevent the international development of the BDS Campaign, which is achieving many victories despite the attempts by Israel and the current French government to criminalize it.
We call for a response to the appeal by Palestinian civil society for a military embargo against the State of Israel until it respects international law, and to amplify this campaign by putting an end to all military and security relations with Israel.MILITARY EMBARGO ON ISRAEL ! EUROSATORY, STOP THE KILLING! BOYCOTT APARTHEID ISRAEL!
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