A campaign has been launched in Ireland calling on Irish food company Total Produce not to purchase Agrexco, a notorious Israeli company complicit in the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands.
“It should be unacceptable for any Irish company to buy out an Israeli company as this would violate the Palestinian call for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel,” said the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC).
“The case of Agrexco is particularly striking, as it markets 60-70% of the agricultural produce grown in Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory in violation of international law,” IPSC said in a statement obtained by IRNA.
“Purchasing Agrexco can only be seen by Palestinians and international supporters of a just peace as feeding Israel’s impunity and helping cover up its grave violations of international law and Palestinian rights,” it warned.
The IPSC is asking our members, supporters and affiliates to write letters to Carl McCann, chair of Total Produce in Dundal, telling him that the purchase is “unacceptable.”
Agrexco was profiled in a recent Human Rights Watch report entitled Separate and Unequal that detailed Israel’s systematic discrimination against Palestinians and explains how the firm profits from Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.
It noted that the produce exported by Agrexco is grown using water stolen from Palestinians and that it even provides an economic incentive for the continued colonisation of Palestinian land and resources and the accompanying military brutality and violations of Palestinian human rights.