Right-wingers cut ties with cellphone provider Cellcom after it backed Arab strike

Several settler leaders and right-wing organizations have cut ties with major cellular phone provider Cellcom after it briefly ceased its operations earlier today in solidarity with a strike being observed by Palestinians and Arab Israelis to protest the military strikes on Gaza and ongoing unrest.

The leaders of the Gush Etzion and Binyamin regional councils say they will boycott Cellcom after it stopped its operations for an hour, saying it was in support of Jewish-Arab coexistence and solidarity.

The Bnei Akiva religious youth group also sends a letter to Cellcom saying “we will have to halt our years-long partnership.”

Religious Zionism party chief Bezalel Smotrich urged the public to “break away” from Cellcom since the company has “broken away from Israel.”

Cellcom has conceded their timing was not optimal.

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