Distributor in Japan Drops Israeli Company due to its Illegal Practices‏ – #BDS

WAFA FEB 27 2012

RAMALLAH, February 27, 2012 (WAFA) – DaitoCrea, the general agent in Japan for Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories, announced on its website that they would no longer be distributing Ahava products manufactured in the Israeli illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem in the West Bank as of January 31, 2012, Monday said a statement issued by the Palestine forum Japan.

Ahava is an Israeli cosmetics company with a manufacturing plant in an illegal West Bank settlement, which has been the subject of an international boycott campaign since 2009 because of its illegal practices.

Ahava’s plant, visitors center and research facility are in the West Bank settlement of Mitzpe Shalem. All Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank, including Mitzpe Shalem, are illegal under international law according to the International Court of Justice, the United Nations, Israeli and international human rights organizations.

“This decision is the direct result of a concerted campaign by the Palestine Forum Japan starting in 2010 to educate Daito Crea and Japanese consumers about Ahava’s illegal practices. Activists wrote letters, organized a social media campaign, and eventually had a sit-down meeting with Daito Crea,” said the statement.

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