Palestinian activists in Montreal will stage a mass rally later this week as part of their campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Apartheid Israel. Palestinian organisations will be joined in the action by trade unions, NGOs, student groups, political campaigners and members of the general public.
Rally organisers said the event, which will be held on Saturday May 6th, will reaffirm the Canadian publicâs âsupport for the Palestinian people, and their inalienable right to self-determination in the face of a military occupation and an apartheid regime which tries to totally surround them with a Wall.â
In particular, the activists are targeting Montreal liquor sellers to demand they stop selling âIsraeliâ wine, which is produced in Palestine or other occupied territories. The rally will be held in front of the SAQ store â one of Montrealâs main sellers of wine produced in the Golan Heights region, which was occupied in 1967.
As well as calling for a boycott of goods produced within Apartheid Israel, the activists also criticised countries â including Canada â that allow it to continue its racist and colonialist policies by providing political or economic support to the Occupation regime. Complete economic and political boycott and sanctions against Apartheid Israel are the only way of forcing it to comply with international law, end the Occupation and dismantled the Apartheid Wall.