Israeli goods boycott in Wales
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Israeli goods boycott in Wales

In Wales, a group of activists staged an action in front of a large Tesco supermarket, calling for a boycott of Israel. The action targeted Israeli settlement produce that Tesco, the largest retailer in the UK, sells in its stores with a “West Bank” label.

Several activists filled shopping carts with settlement produce before pushing the carts out of the store without paying. The items was then strewn on the ground in front of the supermarket and covered with fake blood. The group proceeded to speak about the situation in the West Bank and Gaza, handing out flyers to customers explaining the action and calling for BDS before being removed by the police.

The boycott of Israeli produce has been spreading since the attacks on Gaza. Sales dropped dramatically in Jordan, the UK as well as in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. The BIG Campaign is calling for a renewed campaign against Agrexco, one of the largest firms involved in exporting settlement produce, across Europe for Valentines Day. The Valentine’s Day period leading up to February 14th is one of Agrexco’s busiest times of year, when the company ships fresh flowers to cities across Europe.

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