UK Boycott of illegal Israeli produce underway

Via: Maan News Agency.

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) in the United Kingdom initiated a week long boycott of two supermarkets stocking illegal Israeli produce from settlements in the West Bank.

Two of the UK’s largest supermarket chains, Waitrose and Morrisons, are the object of a “Week of Boycott Action”, in protest of their continued sale of produce from illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the PSC announced on Thursday.

In addition to holding demonstrations outside the supermarkets, the PSC has organized coordinated phone calls to the supermarkets’ headquarters on Wednesday, calling for a halt to supplying Israeli goods.

In a news statement released on Thursday, the UK-based organization announced, “The Palestine Solidarity Campaign is calling for an end to the import of goods and food produce that has been sourced from the illegal Israeli settlements. Until this happens, PSC calls for all goods from the settlements that are sold in the UK to be clearly marked as originating from Illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.”

The PSC asserts that “the settlements are built on stolen land” and notes that in September 2009 the Trades Union Congress in Britain voted to support a campaign of “boycott, sanction and disinvestment, targeting Israeli goods as well as companies which benefit from Israel’s illegal occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.”

The “Week of Boycott Action” coincides with a week of efforts organized by the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, a coalition of Palestinian NGOs and popular committees.

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