Irish Politician to Boycott Israel Activists: Throw Away Your IPads

An attendee looks at the new 9.7' iPad Pro during an Apple special event at the Apple headquarters on March 21, 2016 in Cupertino, California. Apple CEO announced the iPhone SE and a 9.7' version of the iPad Pro. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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The Jerusalem Post reports: The Irish district council of Derry and Strabane approved a motion, by majority vote, to back a campaign to boycott Israeli goods in solidarity with Palestinians, Thursday.

Derry City and Strabane is a district in the northwest of Northern Ireland. In 2014 the council area had a population of roughly 150,000 people which totals approximately 8.1% of the population of Northern Ireland.

The motion was proposed by Councilor Christopher Jackson of the Sinn Féin political party and passed by a majority of 27 backing the motion to 9 opposed.

A small crowd gathered outside the council meeting carrying pro-BDS banners calling to “End Israeli Apartheid” and waving Palestinian flags.

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) politician Gary Middleton, a critic of the motion, lashed out saying that if they were serious about the boycott then the councilors should give up their iPads as Apple uses Israeli-manufactured flash memory components, the BBC reported.

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