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Times of Israel reports on PMW bulletin on Palestinian calls to boycott Rami Levy supermarket

TOI Staff  |

Abbas’s Palestine TV airs image equating shopping at Jerusalem mall with treason

Fatah says purchasing goods at Israeli supermarket king Rami Levy’s stores amounts to ‘supporting the occupation’

Palestine TV, the Palestinian Authority’s official channel, has broadcast an image that equates shopping at a new mall in East Jerusalem, built by Israeli supermarket king Rami Levy, with treason.

The image includes a drawing of a woman holding onto a shopping cart of merchandise while passing a mirror. Her reflection shows the same shopping cart full of skulls.

A statement implores Palestinians not to shop at the new shopping center, Atarot Mall, on the seam between Arab and Jewish Jerusalem.

“Do not be the occupation’s partner in the Judaization of the city,” it says, according to Palestinian Media Watch, an organization that monitors the Palestinian press. “Economic normalization is treason.”

PMW said the bottom of the image includes a call from the National and Islamic Forces, a local group of Palestinians activists, to boycott the mall.

“Calls from the National and Islamic Forces to boycott this complex as it finances the occupation and strives to Judaize the city,” it says.

PA TV broadcasted the image on a program called “Affairs from the Capital“ on January 13, according to PMW.