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Divest our Pension Fund from Israeli Apartheid - Greater Manchester

Divest our Pension Fund from Israeli Apartheid- Greater Manchester

As Israel continues its brutal oppression of Palestinians, we believe we all have a duty to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom.

As members of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, we call on the committee to divest our deferred wages from companies complicit in Israel’s violations of international law and Palestinian human rights.

Palestinians understand that Israel’s inhumane acts against them are a form of apartheid, a crime against humanity under international law. Now Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Israel’s largest human rights organisation B’tselem agree.

Israel’s crimes are propped up by businesses and financial institutions. Such companies: conduct activity in, or with, illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory; build the “Apartheid Wall”; supply bulldozers and infrastructure to occupy Palestinian land, and sell weapons and components which the Israeli armed forces use to attack Palestinian civilians.

We do not want our pensions to fund these outrages. As scheme members, we are pleased to see the Pensions Committee begin to address this issue. It’s now time for the committee to take concrete action.
In line with Unison policy, we call on the fund to ensure that our money isn’t invested in any company complicit in Israel’s violations of international law and Palestinian rights.

By signing this petition I agree to be contacted by a UNISON organiser.