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**Palestine Supermarket Action**

avocado | 30.03.2009 10:46 | Palestine

Londoners lock up criminal Israeli goods in Tesco on Sunday 29 March!

baptism of the basket
baptism of the basket

more colonial produce...
more colonial produce...

the settler-avocado: lock it up!
the settler-avocado: lock it up!

Sunday 29 March 2009, Londoners converged towards Tesco supermarkets in West London in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.

Avocadoes, pomellos, cherry tomatoes, herbs and dates grown in Israel and on illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank were trapped in baskets and trolleys in order to disrupt the sale of such produce and symbolise the need for clear international action against illegal Israeli settlements and Israeli war crimes in the region. Leaflets were placed on the empty shelves explaining the role of Israeli goods in funding Israeli settler colonialism and state violence.

Tesco, and most supermarkets in Britain, stock and sell Israeli goods including produce from illegal Israeli settlements implanted in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. Some of this settlement product is misleadingly labelled 'West Bank' leading many customers to believe they are buying Palestinian produce, while some is labelled 'made in Israel' even though the settlements are clearly colonial entities outside of Israel's internationally recognized borders.

The event was timed to mark Yom el Ard, the yearly celebration of the Palestinian civil rights movement, as well as the global day for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (,,

In recent months, the global pressure for Israel to end its violence against Palestinians has been increasingly felt inside Israel.(



Display the following 4 comments

  1. question — Peat
  2. palestinians — the answer
  3. West Bank Labels — label twitcher
  4. IT is very difficult for Palestinians to export their produce — stop settlement produce