Many solidarity groups were created during Palestinian resistance, among which were the ISM, BDS, and many other grassroots groups in Europe and North America, such as the Palestine Solidarity campaign in the UK, the France-Palestine Solidarity Association or the spanish solidarity network (RESCOP) in Spain.

At the international level, they have worked to persuade foreign governments to prioritise human rights over economic benefits and to show the real face of Israel to the world; they have organised different advocacy campaigns to expose Israeli crimes and human rights violations, as well as to draw attention to the complicity of other countries; and they have worked to activate international solidarity.

The involvement of international activists has also had the effect of reducing human rights violations. it also helps to undermine the power of the occupation by helping farmers to reach their land as well as by spreading the message all over the world.

International solidarity is a Palestinian-led movement committed to resisting the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and supporting popular resistance. It provides Palestinian people with two resources: international protection and a voice with which to resist an overwhelming military occupation force.

The international feminist movement has always been instrumental in strengthening the struggle and resistance of the Palestinian people, understanding the struggle against Israeli colonisation as a feminist struggle. The intersectionality of feminism urges the global movement to support the Palestinian anti-colonial and anti-racist cause as a key factor.

The feminist movement must once again take up the challenge of liberating all women, all oppressed people, and today this inevitably involves the Palestinian people, who are victims of oppression, colonialism and bombs from a West determined to abandon its values and international law in order to protect Israel. War is not feminist. Struggles for peace are. Palestinian women have been struggling for decades against the intersection of national, social and economic oppressions, calling out the inherent patriarchal core of Israel’s regime of oppression.

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. BDS upholds the simple principle that Palestinians are entitled to the same rights as the rest of humanity The (BDS) campaign formed in 2005 is another key campaign that allies the power of people from all over the world against the Israeli occupation and it has achieved significant victories that have forced Israel to build counter-strategies to inhibit its spread.4

Find out more in bdsmovement.net and here.

4 https://bdsmovement.net/Palestine-Is-A-Feminist-Issue

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