Nablus, 21 Jumadil Awwal 1436/12 March 2015 (MINA) – Palestinian activists on Wednesday afternoon unloaded a truck filled with Israeli products and set fire to them in the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
Activists supporting the Palestinian movement to boycott Israeli products reportedly stopped a truck distributing ice cream in the Rafidia neighborhood and removed all the Israeli products from inside.
They then smashed the products before setting them on fire, Ma’an News Agency quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Ageny (MINA) as reporting.
The truck was distributing products from the Strauss label, a major Israeli food manufacturer.
The boycott of Israeli products has been a major part of Palestinian political movements opposing the Israeli occupation for decades.
It has acquired renewed popularity in the West Bank since Israel’s summer assault on Gaza, which left more than 2,200 Palestinians dead and sparked a wave of anger and protest.
Due to the Israeli occupation’s control over the Palestinian economy, consumers in the West Bank have limited options and are a captive market for Israeli companies. (T/P010/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)