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British Co-op boycotts exports from Israel's West Bank settlements

UK's largest mutual takes lead among European supermarkets

Tracy McVeigh and Harriet Sherwood [/*]The Observer, Sunday 29 April 2012[/*]Article history[/*][/list]The Co-operative Group has become the first major European supermarket group to end trade with companies that export produce from illegal Israeli settlements.

The UK's fifth biggest food retailer and its largest mutual business, the Co-op took the step as an extension of its existing policy which had been not to source produce from illegal settlements that have been built on Palestinian territories in the West bank.

Now the retail and insurance giant has taken it one step further by "no longer engaging with any supplier of produce known to be sourcing from the Israeli settlements".

The decision will hit four com

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Added: Apr-30-2012 Occurred On: Apr-30-2012
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Tags: Israel, West Bank, land, theft, settlers, Britain, UK, Co-op, Boycott, sanctions
Location: United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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