ECCP statement concerning Israel’s BDS ban list

The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP) is one of 20 organisations from around the world that fight for Palestinian rights whose members have been banned from entering Palestine by the government of the state of Israel due to their defence of Palestinian human rights and their support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

The European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP) – founded in 1986 is a network of 42 European committees, organizations, NGOs, unions and international solidarity movements from 19 European countries, dedicated to the struggle of the Palestinian people for freedom, justice and equality.

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) is a global, peaceful movement anchored in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, led by Palestinian civil society that seeks to put pressure on Israel to honour its obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law as demanded by numerous UN resolutions. Having failed to hinder the growing support and impact of the BDS movement in the mainstream, Israel has launched an unprecedented anti-democratic campaign to silence activism for Palestinian rights and outlaw BDS. The Israeli-induced attacks on the BDS movement include pressure on governments, legislators and officials to fight BDS activi