The CFS is the voice of 500,000 members in 64 student unions at universities across Canada. The passage of this resolution demonstrates the increasing momentum for action to promote justice for the Palestinian people. This is consistent with the findings of a 2017 EKOS poll, that a majority of Canadians support actions of boycott and sanctions against Israel’s system of settler-colonialism, occupation, and apartheid towards the Palestinian people.
Congratulations to the CFS for standing in solidarity with the 2005 call from over 170 Palestinian civil society organizations for boycott, divestment and sanctions until:
Israel ends its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands occupied in June 1967 and dismantling the Wall;
Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and
Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN Resolution 194. I join in welcoming the voice of the Canadian Federation of Students in solidarity with the global movement for freedom, equity and justice for the people of Palestine.