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BDS Egypt 'officially' upholds Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike

The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Egypt announced today its support to the Freedom and Dignity Hunger Strike, which was launched in April by the Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, Quds Press reported.

The campaign was announced during BDS Egypt's third annual conference that was held today in Cairo. The conference was attended by a number of the well-known Egyptian political figures, including Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, the former presidential candidate and the head of Strong Egypt party.

According to Quds Press, the event's agenda included several activities on the strike, emphasising the movement's solidarity with the Palestinian strikers. The boycott leaders also slammed the Israeli authorities on what they described as "abandoning the Palestinian issue."

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On his part, the human rights lawyer, Khalid Ali, stressed on the importance of supporting the Palestinian prisoners "who have been facing tough conditions in Israeli jails."

BDS Egypt was founded in 8 April 2015. It was endorsed by ten political parties, 15 student unions and groups, syndicate board members and heads, and a number of civil society organisations, in addition to more than a hundred prominent political and media figures and artists.

The movement aims at boycotting the Jewish state economically and academically. It also calls on imposing sanctions on Israel, such as withdrawing investments and abolishing any trade agreements with the Israeli government.

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