Petition 80132

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Divestment (80132-FA-NonDis)

We call upon the United Methodist General Board of Pensions and Health Benefits and the General Council on Finance and Administration to review and identify companies that profit from sales of products or services that cause harm to Palestinians and Israelis and begin phased selective divestment from these companies.

Rationale

    The urgency of the humanitarian crisis in the occupied Palestinian territories cannot be overstated.  Palestinians face soaring unemployment , malnutrition, restrictions on movement, denial of medical care, denial of access to their agricultural lands, humiliation at checkpoints, and extended lockdowns called curfews.  More than 4 million Palestinian refugees live in...