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ZPSC demands govt to end trade deals with ‘apartheid Israel’

Harare (The Inside Palestine)- The Zimbabwe Palestine Solidarity Council (ZPSC) has called on the government to end trade deals with ‘Israel’.

“We are calling for the establishment of the BDS Movement in Zimbabwe,” said ZPSC chairman Kwanisai Mafa, according to the New Zimbabwe.

He also added this “will help to cement and intensify our solidarity activities in Zimbabwe.”

“To continue to trade with Israel is a betrayal of the Palestinian cause.”

“Their money is dirty as they are violating human rights.”

“We are demanding the cultural, intellectual, and economic boycott of Israel and its products,” he said.

Mafa added that millions of money from trade with ‘Israel’ and from US imperialism is used to prop up the Zionist, colonial, and apartheid state of Israel.

Zimbabwe and Israel’s bilateral trade relations totaled more than US$7 million in 2015.

Zimbabwean exports to ‘Israel’ reached about US$13,8 million.

While the relationship appears profitable, Mafa said his council is working on naming and shaming Israeli companies in Zimbabwe.

Those companies, he said, are supporting their Israel’s apartheid system.

The council is also working to lobby parliament to debate the Palestinian cause through the parliamentary portfolio committee on foreign affairs and international trade.

He is therefore advocating for an immediate cultural, intellectual, and economic boycott of ‘Israel’ and its products.

Source: Quds News Network

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