Palestinians call for boycott of new Israeli-Palestinian mall

Despite the call for boycotting the new mall, some of the Israeli chains, including Cafe Greg and Crazy Line, have taken Arab franchise holders.

By
December 22, 2018 14:37
1 minute read.
Jewish and arab at Rami Levy supermarket in Jerusalem

Jewish and Arab customers at a Rami Levy supermarket in Jerusalem.. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Palestinian activists have called for boycotting the first Israeli-Palestinian shopping mall, which was built by supermarket chain owner and developer Rami Levy in the industrial zone of Atarot, north of Jerusalem. The mall, which is expected to open soon, cost NIS 200 million and has more than 50 businesses.

The activists took to social media and other platforms to call on Palestinians to boycott the new mall and other shopping centers in Israel. They also distributed leaflets in east Jerusalem that said that boycotting Israeli commercial centers was a “religious, national and moral duty.”

The new mall, the activists claimed, is part of an Israeli scheme to Judaize Jerusalem and destroy its Arab economy.

“By purchasing Israeli goods, we are funding the Israeli occupation,” read a statement issued by a group called the National and Islamic Forces in the Occupied City of Jerusalem.

The statement warned that by doing business with Israelis, Palestinians would be “contributing to the siege of Jerusalem, solidifying the city’s isolation, and detaching it from its surrounding environment.”

The statement was published by the Palestinian Authority’s official news agency Wafa and its ruling Fatah faction, a sign that the PA endorses and supports the call for boycotting the new mall.


Economic normalization with Israel, the statement said, “is an act of intentional treason.” Despite the call for boycotting the new mall, some of the Israeli chains, including Cafe Greg and Crazy Line, have taken Arab franchise holders.

However, the boycotts urged the Arab residents of Jerusalem to confront Israeli “schemes to destroy the economy of Jerusalem. We are confident that the occupier won’t find a partner in its plan to besiege the city and destroy its economy.”‭‮



Economic normalization with Israel, the statement said, “is an act of intentional treason.” It urged the Arab residents of Jerusalem to confront Israeli “schemes to destroy the economy of Jerusalem. We are confident that the occupier won’t find a partner in its plan to besiege the city and destroy its economy.”

Despite the call for boycotting the new mall, some of the Israeli chains, including Cafe Greg and Crazy Line, have taken Arab franchise holders.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

A Palestinian boy looks at the remains of a building that was destroyed in Israeli air strikes, in G
June 23, 2019
Israel to build sewage pipeline to reroute waste from Gaza

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

Cookie Settings