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Palestine to sue Amazon for shipping to settlements in West Bank

Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 18, 2020
Palestine is planning to sue Amazon for conducting business in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
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In a statement today, the Economy Ministry said it will send a letter to Amazon demanding an immediate halt of its commercial activities in Israeli settlements.

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A Financial Times report last week revealed that Amazon was delivering free to Israeli settlements, while charging Palestinian customers for its services.

The report said that Palestinians who select their address as being in Israel get free shipping from the company.

Palestinians who select their address as being in the “Palestinian Territories” when placing orders can expect to pay $24 or more, the newspaper said.

The Palestinian ministry described Amazon's policy against the Palestinians as "racist", vowing to sue the U.S. company unless it halts business in Israeli settlements.