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Boycott PUMA: End Israeli Apartheid!

Sat Oct 26 2019 @ 4:0

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Boycott PUMA: End Israeli Apartheid!

Hosted by Code Pink:

We are joining more than 200 Palestinian football teams to call on PUMA to end sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA) due to its support for Israeli war crimes!

The IFA includes football teams that are based in illegal settlements and host matches on land stolen from Palestinians. Every Israeli settlement in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is illegal, and a war crime under international law.

PUMA’s sponsorship of the IFA legitimizes and gives international cover to Israel’s illegal settlements. PUMA is endorsing the continued ethnic cleansing of Palestinians while Israel uses sport to whitewash its crimes and normalize the status of illegal settlements.

As the only international sponsor of the IFA, PUMA is lending its brand to cover up and sportwash Israel’s human rights abuses, including against Palestinian footballers.

Until it ends its sponsorship of the IFA, join us in boycotting Puma and calling on Puma-sponsored teams to drop Puma.

On the the Second Global #BoycottPuma Day of Action, during the International Month of Action to Free Georges Abdallah and an ongoing hunger strike by six Palestinian “administrative detainees" protesting their Israeli military internment without charge or trial, and in the aftermath of Israeli interrogators’ brutal torture of Palestinian political prisoners Samer Arbeed and Heba Al-Labadi, demand PUMA end its support for Israel’s regime of occupation, ethnic cleansing, and apartheid.