The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has succeeded over the last two years in persuading more than 60 Spanish cities and towns to boycott companies involved in the Israeli occupation and crimes.
"Israel is trying to cover up its crimes against the Palestinian people by sponsoring art festivals around the world as if Israel is concerned with literature, art and culture, not a criminal state that commits war crimes," BDS co-founder, Omar Barghouti, told Voice of Palestine radio yesterday.
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According to Barghouthi ,the movement has succeeded in persuading four international artists to boycott a Berlin festival because it is sponsored by the Israeli embassy and more than 42 British bands to join the cultural boycott of Israel.
He added that this integration between the BDS movement and all sectors of the Palestinian society aims at besieging "the Israeli colonial system economically, not just culturally, academically and in sports".