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Egyptians launch boycott of Orange-owned Mobinil over complicity in Israeli crimes

Author: Ali Abunimah, Electronic Intifada, Published on: 25 May 2015

Egyptian campaigners are calling on fellow citizens to dump the mobile phone company Mobinil because its parent corporation Orange is complicit in Israeli crimes against Palestinians....They announced that the boycott would continue until Orange withdrew from Israel and ended its support for the Israeli occupation army...Orange operates in Israel through a franchise agreement with an Israeli company called Partner Communications Ltd. The global telecom company participates in systematic violations of Palestinian rights, according to an investigation published this month by a coalition of French and Palestinian human rights and labor organizations. The report notes that Orange profits from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank as Partner operates hundreds of communications towers and other infrastructure, much of it on privately owned land confiscated from Palestinians.

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