(MENAFN) The international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is welcoming the Tunisian General labor Union which announced last week that it has joined the movement.
In a statement released on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the union said the move underlines support for Palestinian refugees, their right of return and is in condemnation of the US' decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.
Arab countries are complicit in the oppression and suffering of Palestinians, the statement which was signed by the TGLU's General Secretary Noureddinne Taboubi said.
The grassroots civil campaign has received increased support in recent weeks as a result of Israel's heavy handed response to unarmed protests held near its border fence with Gaza. More than 120 unarmed Palestinians were killed over a six-week period, 65 in one day.