: A British supermarket chain is extending a boycott of goods from Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria and will now shun any supplier known to source from these areas.
In a statement released and quoted by AFP, the Co-Operative Group said, “Following an audit of the Group’s supply chain, it will no longer do business with four companies, accounting for £350,000 worth of sales, as there is evidence that they source from the Israeli settlements in the Palestinian occupied territories.
“The Group will also continue to actively work to increase trade links with Palestinian businesses in the occupied territories,” the statement added.
The Co-Op is Britain’s fifth-largest food retailer and has not bought goods from Judea and Samaria since 2009.
Boycotts of Israeli products made in Judea and Samaria are nothing new. A major Norwegian pharmaceutical retail chain recently announced that it will be halting the sale of all “products originating from settlements in occupied territories,” including Ahava Dead Sea cosmetics.
In February, the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement invaded the Tesco supermarket in Birmingham, removing Israeli goods from the shelves, labeling them with stickers that read “Boycott Israeli Goods,” and urging customers to refrain from buying products made in Israel.
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