PLO Leader Urges World Boycott of Israel in Wake of Uprising

Farouk Kaddoumi, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s political department, called Wednesday on the international community to boycott Israel.

Addressing a conference of non-governmental organizations meeting at the United Nations headquarters here on the issue of Palestine, the PLO official charged that both major political parties in Israel, the Likud and Labor, do not intend to return to the Palestinians the territories captured in the Six-Day War of 1967.

Kaddoumi said that while the political platform of the Likud bloc states that Israel should annex the territories, the Labor Alignment’s platform says the Jordan River should be established as the permanent border of Israel in any settlement with Jordan.

In view of the uprising in the territories and Israel’s treatment of Palestinians there, the international community “should find ways and means to protect the population of the occupied territories,” the PLO official said.

He said that the imposition of sanctions against Israel by the international community would serve as a warning to Israel “to stop its criminal practices.”

Israel continued to be the target of sharp condemnations by various speakers at the NGO conference here Tuesday and Wednesday.

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