â€śIsrael consistently uses Palestinians as a captive, colonial market, to buy its goods, to work in its factories, and denies Palestinians the right to economic independence and self-determination, just as much as it has denied Palestinians the right to political independence and self-determination,â€ť she said.
â€śAnd breaking that economic control is central to any movement to end the occupation.â€ť
â€śDuring the first Intifada, Palestinians organized themselves to boycott Israeli goods, boycott Israeli taxes, and develop Palestinian self-determination, collectively develop, and build a Palestinian economy that was outside the framework of the Israeli occupation,â€ť she added.
â€śIn a lot of ways, the Oslo Accords were a big setback to that independent development. Thereâ€™s a long history in Palestine of resistance to Israeli occupation through boycott, and through fostering economic independence. Really, all of these actions are absolutely critical. This is one reason why itâ€™s also so important that people around the world support the call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against apartheid Israel.â€ť