Chile – students endorse BDS for Palestinian rights amid Gaza killings
Santiago– Students of Chile’s largest public university, Universidad de Chile, voted to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement Monday as the Israeli forces act against protesters on Gaza border amid the U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem.
Students from the Department of Philosophy and Humanities voted to sever ties with the University of Tel Aviv and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The departments of Medicine, Social Sciences and Law have also endorsed the campaign for a university “free of Israeli apartheid.”
According to BDS Chile, the two institutions are built on former Palestinian lands and are linked to the development of military technology that enables the systematic oppression of Palestinians and Israelis who oppose Israel’s military occupation.