Today, H&M is opening its first store in Israel and all over the world people are protesting. H&M”s establishment will legitimize Israel”s unlawful occupation of Palestine.
Shop at H&M if you want the longest occupation in modern time to last even longer!
H&M, who claim to follow UN guidelines, should take note of the UN”s position:
The Israeli occupation of Palestine violates international law
Israel”s wall on occupied Palestinian territory is illegal
The war crimes that Israel committed in Gaza must be investigated
As of today, the familiar red H&M sign will be visible in the Malcha shopping center in Jerusalem, a city gradually cleansed of its Palestinian population to be replaced by Jewish-Israeli settlements.
H&M is investing in Israel at the same time as the UN Goldstone commission and international organizations that H&M is cooperating with, report about Israel”s crimes against international law and human rights.
Dror Feiler, chairperson of European Jews for a Just Peace, says that H&M”s choice of time for establishing in Israel is particularly distasteful. “H&M contributes to a shift of focus from Israel”s war crimes to that of fashion, investments and commerce.”
Don”t support the occupation – don”t shop at H&M!
The following organizations demand that H&M postpones its establishment until Israel respects international law and UN resolutions:
Judar fí¶r Israelisk Palestinsk Fred (JIPF)
Palestinska Fí¶reningen i Stockholm
Palestinska Fí¶reningen i Malmí¶
Palestinagrupperna i Sverige (PGS)
Vlaams Palestina Komitee (VPK)
Centrum voor Ontwikkeling…CODIP)
Coordinatie Boycot Israí«l (COBI)*
Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC)
The Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods (J-BIG)
Not In Our Name
International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)
Independent Jewish Voices (IJV)
Boycott from Within
Alternative Information centre (AIC)
Frauen in Schwarz (Women in Black)
Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Boykot Israel Danmark
and more are joining every day…