Meretz party marks settlement goods at Israeli supermarkets
Faction initiates sticker-placing campaign in response to boycott law.
The New Movement-Meretz's operations headquarters and youth division made their way through supermarkets across Israel Wednesday, marking products manufactured in the settlements.
The move is part of a campaign intended to warn the public against purchasing goods manufactured in the settlements, and comes in response to the boycott law passed in the Knesset this week.
In addition to marking products with green stickers printed with, “Manufactured in the settlements,” the Meretz party is expected to promote the sticker on Facebook and encourage the public to print it out and stick it on products themselves.
Party Secretary-General Dror Morag said the struggle today is not solely about settlement goods, but the “essence of democracy.”
According to the boycott law, which was passed in the Knesset on Monday night, a person or an organization calling for the boycott of Israel, including the settlements, can be sued by the boycott's targets without having to prove that they sustained damage. The court will then decide how much compensation is to be paid. The second part of the law says a person or a company that declare a boycott of Israel or the settlements will not be able to bid in government tenders.