The Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees in Nablus marked International Women’s Day, March 8, with a women’s campaign for the boycott of Israeli goods to be conducted on a house-to-house basis, launched with a rally and march from Martyrs’ Square.
The event included various women’s organizations and representatives of Palestinian political organizations. Esmat Shakhshir spoke about the importance of the mass movement in supporting the Palestinian economy and boycotting the enemy’s products, as a form of resistance on the ground. This year, she noted, International Women’s Day comes alongside the Israeli Apartheid Week marked annually by boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign to boycott the occupation. She emphasized the importance of boycotting the occupation state as a whole and not just the products of the Zionist settlements.
The campaign will include visits by women’s groups to homes to discuss the importance of the boycott of Israeli goods, as well as in schools, universities and shops.