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Palestinians Condemn Pompeo for Israel Support During Visit To West Bank

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Palestinians are accusing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of supporting and solidifying Israel's current occupation of disputed land through his visit to West Bank. This was triggered when Pompeo suggested that items produced in Palestinian territory, occupied by Israeli troops, can be labeled 'Made in Israel.'

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement disclosed in a statement today that it disproves and rejects the Secretary of State's declaration that they are anti-Semitic. He said that he would task the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism to monitor the group. The BDS is a movement that works to pressure Israeli forces to abide by the international laws relating to its occupation of Palestinian land.

“The BDS movement for Palestinian freedom, justice and equality, stands with all those struggling for a more dignified, just and beautiful world,” they said. The US State Department conformed in a statement that they have plans to label any product exported from that region to the United States as produced by Israel. 

Source: AlJazeera