Israel has denied Palestinians their fundamental rights of freedom, equality, and self-determination through dispossession, racial discrimination, and military occupation. Despite repeated condemnation of Israeli policies by the UN and major human rights organizations, the world community has failed to hold Israel accountable and enforce compliance with basic principles of law. In view of this decades-long impunity, Palestinian civil society called for a global citizens’ response. On July 9 2005, a year after the International Court of Justice’s historic advisory opinion on the illegality of Israel’s Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Palestinian civil society called upon their counterparts and people of conscience all over the world to launch boycott, divestment and sanction campaigns against Israel, until Palestinian rights are recognised in full compliance with international law. Our support of BDS is a response to this call.