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Britain’s largest supermarket chain Tesco pulls West Bank products from shelves

By Mason White 3:03 PM July 30, 2014
Tesco supermarket location 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
Britain’s largest supermarket chain announced that it will no longer sell products from the West Bank.

Tesco emphasized that the decision was not politically motivated and not related to the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

“It was made as part of a regular review process,” the company said.

As part of the boycott, Tesco asked two health and beauty products companies to provide a list of all their products and ingredients imported from Israel and the Palestinian territories.

“We have received some questions from customers about the products we sell, which are obtained from Israel or the West Bank,” the Tesco spokesperson said.

“To make sure that we answered their questions with the most accurate and updated information, we contacted suppliers to corroborate our own data, particularly for branded products,” the spokesperson also said.