Fatah student movement condemns German Parliament decision to call BDS anti-Semitic: “The mentality that led the German Parliament in the dark period of German history continues to be the one that rules to this day”
Headline: “Fatah’s Shabiba: The German Parliament’s decision is a conspiracy with the occupation”
“The international relations committee of the Fatah Shabiba [Student] Movement issued a statement regarding the German Parliament’s decision to consider the BDS boycott movement as antisemitic, and its call to pull the funding from projects that support the boycott against Israel. [The committee] emphasized that the decision is tantamount to a clear conspiracy with racism, occupation, tyranny, and aggression, and against the right of the Palestinian people and the free people of the world to peacefully struggle for freedom, justice, the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, and the establishment of its independent state…
Fatah’s Shabiba added in a statement that this decision… is a gift from the German Parliament to the occupation, and confirmation that the mentality that led the German Parliament in the dark period of German history continues to be the one that rules to this day, even if the names, forms, and national affiliation of the victims have changed.”
The German Parliament passed a motion defining the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement as antisemitic and banning government funding for organizations that support BDS on May 17, 2019. In support of its position that BDS is antisemitic, the motion noted that BDS' "Don't Buy" stickers are reminiscent of the Nazi slogan "Don't buy from Jews."