CAIRO (Dispatches) – The International Union of Muslim Scholars has called for a mass boycott of the Zionist regime until it withdraws from all territories under its occupation.
A statement from the Islamic institution, signed by President Ahmed er-Raysuni and General Secretary Ali al-Qaradaghi, was published on its official Facebook page.
"We call for boycotting the Israeli regime, which is currently occupying the Al-Aqsa Mosque, attacking our brothers and sisters in the Golan Heights in Syria, and in Palestine and destroying their lands and homes,” the statement read.
The official release said that resisting occupation by legitimate means and expelling the occupiers is a moral obligation according to Islam, as well as recognized by international law, and UN resolutions.
Underlining that occupation is a temporary situation, and hence does not allow the seizure of private property, the statement said: "Those who purchase or market the goods of occupiers are recognized as sinners who abetted in this crime.”
"We, therefore, call upon all Muslims for a mass economic boycott of Israel until it withdraws from all occupied territories.”
While Egypt and Jordan already recognized the Zionist regime, the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco were the latest Arab countries that normalized their relations with the occupying regime in 2020.
The normalization deals have been condemned by all Palestinian factions as a betrayal of their cause.
Boycotting of Zionist regime’s products around the world has been growing rapidly in recent years and caused heavy losses to the occupying regime’s companies.
Last November, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the State Department’s decision to list the humanitarian anti-Zionist regime movement Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as an ‘anti-Semitic’ organization.
The BDS movement started over 15 years ago in protest against the regime’s occupation of Palestinian lands. The movement has been campaigning for a boycott of all Israeli goods, and academic and cultural activities.
The Zionist regime and its allies in Washington have long rallied against the BDS, which was inspired by the South African anti-apartheid movement. The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement seeks to raise awareness about the decades-long Palestinian struggle for freedom and justice.