MP: 'Why Im boycotting Israeli goods and services'
MP Tessa Munt has explained this week why she has taken the decision
to boycott Israeli goods and services in the wake of ongoing military
action in the region.
said that the majority of people she is meeting out and about
in the area are "disturbed, upset and angry" about the
clear that Israel has crossed a line. It's not OK to drop bombs
on civilians and the sight of parents carrying the remains of
their small children in plastic bags is sickening," she told
Burnham-On-Sea.com this week.
hospitals and schools, an entire population stunned and damaged
is criminal. It simply cannot be justified. When civilians are
targeted, a crime is committed against us all."
staying silent, governments allow these crimes to become the 'norm',
thereby failing the public and future generations. We cannot allow
the scenes we are witnessing to become the 'norm'. They are not
aded that there is something that can be done on an individual
level to take a stand on the matter.
a huge believer in 'people power' and whereas modern history has
repeatedly proven violence to be not only ugly but useless, non-violent
actions can be hugely effective."
use of a boycotts is one example of non-violent action and whilst
a protest march is effective in raising awareness and publicity,
a boycott hits states and organisations where it hurts most
the wallet. Israel exports all sorts all sorts of things from
food to financial services into the UK and we all have a choice
about how we spend our money."