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120 organizations call for arms embargo on ‘Israel’

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- Over 100 organizations and individuals issued a letter, calling for a comprehensive two-way arms embargo on the Israeli occupation.

The letter called for “prohibiting the sale of arms to Israel or the purchase of arms from Israel, often “battle-tested” on Palestinians and Arabs throughout occupied Palestine and in Lebanon and Syria.”

The signigatories included leaders from civil society to academia, art, media, business, politics, indigenous and faith communities, and people of conscience around the world.

“This systematic brutality, perpetrated throughout the past seven decades of Israel’s colonialism, apartheid, pro-longed illegal belligerent occupation, persecution, and closure, is only possible because of the complicity of some governments and corporations around the world”, the letter stated.

“Symbolic statements of condemnation alone will not put an end to this suffering”, it added.

The letter referred to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) to prove that arms imports from the occupation state are illegal, as the Israeli weapons are field-tested on Palestinian civilians “human test subjects”.

“No one –neither Israel, nor arms manufacturers in ATT States parties– should be allowed to profit from the killing or maiming of Palestinian civilians”, the letter stated.

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