The University College of London (UCL) has voted for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), the motion was passed after a successful Palestine experience week, which aimed at educating students about the realities of Israel’s occupation on campus.
Earlier this week, the Union Council held a meeting, where a democratic vote took place to end any links the university has with companies and organisations complicit in Israel’s illegal occupation. The BDS motion was passed by 14 votes against 4, with 3 abstentions.
The UCL Union (UCLU) Friends of Palestine Society tweeted: “BDS is now official policy in the UCL Union. This is a tremendous victory for BDS at our campus. Well done to our BDS team for passing the motion.” (can you add tweet link here)
The move by the UCLU Council marks another victory for students and universities taking a stand against Israel’s crimes and occupation. It is a step towards ending the horrible injustices happening in Palestine. The international community is starting to mount real pressure on Israel, and it’s definitely feeling the pinch.