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BDS Italy condemns fascist exploitation of Palestinian cause

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in Italy has condemned the anti-Semitic posters which have been placed around Rome by the neo-fascist group Militia.

A statement released by the group said: "BDS Italy expresses its unequivocal and absolute condemnation of the shameful posters plastered around the city of Rome.

"We condemn the fascist call to boycott Jewish-owned businesses, a call which includes an appalling 'blacklist'."

BDS Italy explained that the campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel is a "strategy of nonviolent struggle, formulated by Palestinian civil society drawing inspiration from the anti-Apartheid movement in South Africa, to put pressure on a State responsible for violations of international law and human rights humans. It has nothing to do with the odious and despicable maneuvers of fascists new and old."

While the posters are the work of a small group of "Nazi-Fascists", BDS Italy called on "all people of conscience to denounce these despicable attempts to manipulate the Palestinian struggle and solidarity movements and to join the Palestinian-led campaign for BDS."

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