BDS movement calls for boycotting 2 Israeli concerts on Egyptian soil
Egypt's BDS movement calls for boycotting three resorts in Sinai over hosting Israeli music festivals on Egyptian land.
The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement in Egypt strongly condemned plans to host an Israeli music festival at an Egyptian Army-owned hotel in the Sinai Peninsula, The New Arab reported.
As part of the Israeli celebrations of the Jewish "Passover", the Tolip Resort and Spa in Taba city - owned by the Egyptian Army - is set to host the Nabia music festival from 17 to 20 April, featuring mostly Israeli musicians, the website said.
The BDS movement pointed out that the founder of the Nabia Festival is a soldier in the Israeli occupation army.
In addition, the Grounded Festival 2022 - organized by the We Grounded group - is being held near the Egyptian-occupied Palestinian border at the Syn Beach Club in Nuweiba Club Village.
On Twitter, Egypt's BDS movement tweeted that "Every year we take pride in the heroes of the 1973 war with our family and neighbours."
The movement added that "We listen to the heroic stories of resistance and how the [the 'Bar-Lev' Line] was crossed, which the enemy considered impossible."
"[...] we realized that the Zionist occupation has returned to Sinai again," the BDS movement noted.
فى كل عام نفتخر ونتباهى بأبطال حرب عام 73 مع أهلنا وجيراننا ونستمع إلى حكايات المقاومة الباسلة وكيف عبرنا ما كان يعتبره العدو الإسرائيلي مستحيلًا. لكن للأسف ونحن نُعد منشورًا احتفاليًا مثل كل عام اكتشفنا أن الاحتلال الصهيوني .. يعود إلى سيناء من جديد!! pic.twitter.com/tHbWpEYCIE— BDSEgypt (@BdsEgypt) April 13, 2022
The movement in Egypt emphasized that "the Zionist organizers of the festivals act as if Sinai is theirs, and they invited people from all over the globe to attend."
"This comes at the expense of Egypt's sovereignty. This is an insult to every Egyptian," it stressed.
It also called on all Egyptians to boycott the Tolip Resort, Nuweiba Club Village, and the Time Coral Resort, as well as blogging negative evaluations about them on booking sites such as Expedia as a form of pressure to withdraw from hosting the events.
It is noteworthy that on March 22, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received in Sharm El-Sheikh the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.