High street supermarkets are profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine by selling produce from Israeli settlements, says UK charity War on Want. Under international law, Israel’s West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements are illegal. By selling settlement produce, supermarkets are complicit in illegal activity and are profiting from Palestinian suffering. War on Want is campaigning to tell the CEOs of Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose and Asda to stop selling settlement produce in their stores.
Alternative video news channel Undercurrents recently filmed shoppers occupying Waitrose supermarket in London in protest over the support for illegal settlements in Israel. Much of the produce sold as 'Israel' actually comes from stolen lands in Palestine. Watch video report here: