Israeli agricultural companies produce this kind of dates in firms established on Palestinian lands in the West Bank and in Jordan valley. Meanwhile , and according to the campaign estimates, the Israeli exports of these dates represent 15% of total Israeli exports to EU markets.
Israeli companies produce more than 10 thousand tons of dates yearly, representing a yearly income of 80 million sterling, mostly are sold during the Holy month of Ramadan.
The solidarity campaign with the Palestinian people, adopts a large scale campaign to boycott the Israeli products in the British market, and it exercises pressures on British MPs in the European Parliament demanding to review the agreement of EU-Israeli partnership, due to continued Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights.
The statement also explained that “ Buying Israeli dates means that you are effectively helping the Israeli settlers to steal Palestinian lands”.
It drew the attention of Muslims and non-Muslims in Britain that Israeli authorities exploit Palestinian children, who are forced to miss out on their education and work long hours under the hot baking sun for small sums of money.
Activists involved in this campaign, a few weeks ago, started to distribute pamphlets calling supporters of the Palestinian human rights, and those opposing Israeli racism policies to protest against shops selling Israeli dates.
The three organizations participating in this campaign are expected, during next coming weeks, to distribute pamphlets in the mosques for the worshipers, and to establish some small stands for selling the Palestinian dates.