Gaza, ALRAY -- Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement has launched a global campaign to boycott sportswear manufacturer “Puma” because of it’s sponsorship of Israeli football association , which includes teams in Israel’s illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian land.
“When companies like Puma sponsor and profit from illegal Israeli settlements, they give a nod to Israel’s far-right regime that its criminal land grabs and attacks on Palestinian sports can continue unabated,” BDS said.
On its official website, BDS called for joining the #BoycottPuma International Day of action on June 15th.
BDS mentioned some Palestinian football players, such as Mohamed Khalil and Mahmoud Sarsak, who were forced to retire after losing their limbs due to direct injuries to their legs caused by Israeli military gunfire.
The campaign also pointed to a playgrounds bombed by Israeli occupation troops in Gaza and the restrictions on practicing sports, especially near the separation wall, as well as to the construction of Israeli sports clubs on lands usurped from Palestinians.