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PA applauds Ben & Jerry’s for ending sales in ‘Occupied Palestinian Territory’

Ben & Jerry's ice cream on sale at a shop in Jerusalem, on July 19, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/ Flash90)
Ben & Jerry's ice cream on sale at a shop in Jerusalem, on July 19, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/ Flash90)

The Palestinian Authority Foreign Ministry praises a decision by the American ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s to end sales in “Occupied Palestinian Territory.”

“The company is respecting human rights and principles and morality, which reject working with the illegal, immoral imperial system that Israel is perpetuating in occupied Palestinian land,” the Foreign Ministry says in a statement.

Ben & Jerry’s decision to cease selling ice cream in “occupied Palestinian territory” — a designation Israel disputes as inaccurate — has sparked a media firestorm in Israel, with prominent politicians issuing outraged responses.

The PA Foreign Ministry says it “calls on companies working, directly or indirectly, with the settlement system, to take similar positions and immediately stop their dealings and business.”

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