Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) South Africa and the Palestine Solidarity Alliance (PSA) have announced their victory in a court case against the billboard advertising company, Continental Outdoor Media. The case related to the companies removal of a series of billboards taken out by BDS and the PSA, highlighting the Israeli occupation.
In a post on the BDS Facebook page, they further stated that Continental Outdoor Media were ordered to cover the legal costs of BDS SA.
In 2012, Continental Outdoor Media, after coming under pressure from the SA Jewish Board of Deputies, SA Zionist Federation and the Israeli lobby, removed several Palestine solidarity billboards put up around South Africa by BDS South Africa and the PSA.
The Palestine solidarity billboards graphically explained the Israeli Occupation of Palestine. In particular, the billboards which were removed, in a series of maps, depicted a shrinking Palestinian territory by an increasing Israeli Occupation over the years. Under the maps, “Palestinian Loss of Land – 1946 to 2010″ was printed in large letters. VOC