Co-op boycotts exports from Israel's West Bank settlements

Author: Tracy McVeigh and Harriet Sherwood, The Observer [UK], Published on: 29 April 2012

The Co-operative Group has become the first major European supermarket group to end trade with companies that export produce from illegal Israeli settlements...the Co-op took the step as an extension of its existing policy which had been not to source produce from illegal settlements that have been built on Palestinian territories in the West bank...The decision will hit four companies [Agrexco, Arava Export Growers, Adafresh and Mehadrin]. But the Co-op stresses this is not an Israeli boycott...Welcoming the move, Palestinian human rights campaigners said it was the first time a supermarket anywhere in the west had taken such a position.

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Related companies: Agrexco Co-operative Group