A number of Palestinian NGOs, including the Gaza Community Mental Health Program and the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees, have joined a call to boycott the Israeli Medical Association (IMA) for "contribut[ing] directly to maintaining, defending, or justifying oppression and wars, or [standing] silently in the face of civilian deaths in the OPT and Lebanon." In explicit reference to the Durban Strategy, their statement links the campaign to the "struggle to abolish apartheid in South Africa through various forms of boycott and sanctions."