Rabat- Boycotting Israeli goods, Ireland's largest grocery and food distributor SuperValu ordered all its stores on Friday to remove Israeli carrots from their shelves in response to the Israeli aggression on Gaza.
Rabat- Boycotting Israeli goods, Ireland’s largest grocery and food distributor SuperValu ordered all its stores on Friday to remove Israeli carrots from their shelves in response to the Israeli aggression on Gaza.
SuperValu, part of the Ireland’s Musgrave Group, which includes 462 Central stores around the country, confirmed it ordered all stores to withdraw products originating from Israel from its shelves, reported the Irish Herald.
The Herald quoted a source from the retailer saying that “it’s mostly fruit and vegetables, carrots and herbs more specifically.”
SuperValu’s removal of Israeli carrots has caused some to accuse the grocery chain of anti-Semitism.
The ill-considered and remarkably brutal Gaza war likely will garner support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in Irish civil society as a way to pressure Israel on its illegal actions toward the Palestinians.
This comes after Irish trade union Mandate released a petition last Friday, calling on Irish food retailers to cease selling Israeli produce.
Entitled ‘Stop Selling Israeli Produce’, the Mandate petition asks customers to sign a statement calling on leading Irish supermarkets and food producers to stop selling products from Israel. It says Israel continues “to flagrantly breach international law and commit war crimes against the Palestinian people”.
SuperValu chain was one of more than 20 retailers addressed by trade union Mandate in their efforts to boycott of Israeli goods and produce.
On August 1st, several Irish media outlets reported that Kinvara, a seaside village, was the first town in Ireland where businesses collectively boycotted Israeli goods.
Retailers, cafés, restaurants and a pharmacy in Kinvara agreed on August 1 to enact a boycott of Israeli goods in protest to the “ongoing bombardment” of Gaza, according to the Irish Independent.
Edited by Timotyh Filla