Global Energy Ban Campaign urges labor unions, environmental groups and human rights organizations to halt all energy exports to Israel (Shutterstock)

A coalition of Palestinian organizations launched a call to impose a “comprehensive energy embargo” on Israel in response to its ongoing aggression against the Gaza Strip.

The Global Energy Ban campaign - launched on Monday - urges trade unions, environmental groups and human rights organizations to halt all energy exports to Israel, until it stops what the coalition describes as “genocide, apartheid and ethnic cleansing against the Palestinian people.”

According to the Middle East Eye website, the campaign - known as the Global Energy Ban - is cooperating with a team of researchers to analyze energy flows to Israel and identify vulnerabilities in its supply chain.

In addition to stopping fuel imports, the coalition demands stopping Israeli gas exports to Europe, according to the website.

This initiative builds on previous calls from the General Federation of Palestinian Trade Unions to stop arming Israel.

Israel, which has minimal domestic crude oil production, relies heavily on imports, of which Azerbaijan is the main source.

The coalition expanded its network to include workers and campaign groups targeting fuel exports to Israel.

This includes miners in Colombia, the largest exporter of coal to Israel, who emphasized the connection between exports and Israel's role in supporting paramilitary groups responsible for anti-union violence.

In the United States, the coalition joined the Chevron Get Out of Palestine campaign group, where they organized a 500-person march outside the company's refinery.

Chevron - according to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement - is an important source of gas extraction claimed by Israel in the eastern Mediterranean.

The coalition is also working with journalists and climate groups in Europe to raise awareness about Israeli gas exports.

The European Union has become a major importer of Israeli gas, especially after the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Source: Middle East Eye