Ahead of Ramadan: Over 20,000 Leaflets Distributed to Urge Boycott of Israeli Dates in UK

More than 20,000 leaflets were distributed at mosques across the UK asking Muslims to boycott Israeli dates. (Photo: FoA, Suppliers)

By the Palestine Chronicle Staff

Last Friday before Ramadan, more than 20,000 leaflets were distributed at mosques across the UK, in an effort to encourage Muslims to boycott Israeli dates during the holy month of Ramadan.

It is part of the Check out the Label Campaignpromoted by the United Kingdom-based Friends of Al-Aqsa organization.

“Since the early 2010s, #CheckTheLabel has had an unprecedented impact on the British public’s understanding of the connection between the products they buy and Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine,” FoA said in a statement, adding:

“Many people are ethical consumers who avoid buying Israeli products as a result of this campaign.”

“This Ramadan, it is more important than ever that we boycott Israel,” said Shamiul Joarder, Head of Public Affairs at FOA.

“By checking the label and avoiding Israeli dates, we can send a clear message: we will not give our money to an apartheid state that breaks international law and kills Palestinian children”.

Israel has killed at least 88 Palestinians since the beginning of the year, including 16 children, in the occupied West Bank.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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