The building of the representative office of Switzerland in Ramallah held a demonstration against the decision of the Swiss Parliament to ban public funding of organizations that support the boycott of Israel.
The organizers of the demonstration claim that the decision of the Swiss authorities to start the persecution of supporters of the BDS is a very dangerous precedent.
The same position is shared by the Palestinian factions. In their signed joint statement, the Swiss initiative is called gross violation of justice and human values.
«BDS is a response to Israeli aggression, the campaign to Judaize, ethnic cleansing, and casual murder. The right of return, self-determination and their own state for the Palestinians inalienable» — the document says.
Recall, the national Council of Switzerland, the lower house of Parliament approved a bill banning state funding of organizations that advocate the boycott of Israel and spreading racism and anti-Semitism.
In may of this year on this bill are voting to the Council of States, upper house of Parliament, which will decide whether or not the draft status of the law.