Carrefour, the giant French multinational supermarket chain, has started a partnership with two major Israeli companies operating in illegal settlements built on stolen Palestinian land. Carrefour is profiting from the egregious violation of Palestinian rights.
Carrefour’s toxic partnership comes at a time when violence against Palestinians is escalating, with armed Israeli settlers burning down Palestinian homes, and Israeli soldiers attacking refugee camps while also repeatedly bombing Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.
But together we can change this.
Carrefour has stores in 40 countries across the world, which means we have tremendous leverage on the supermarket giant. If we show executives that thousands of people from all over the globe oppose their flagrant complicity with crimes against Palestinians, we could force the company to back out of this deadly deal.
It will only work if we make this huge. Add your name to this petition, and share it with your friends and family.
Tell Carrefour: Stop profiting from crimes against Palestinians.
Carrefour has signed a deal with the Israeli supermarket chain Yenot Bitan and its parent company, Electra Consumer Products. These companies operate on, and source products from, illegal Israeli settlements built on stolen Palestinian land. Carrefour plans to sell its products in 150 existing Yenot Bitan stores, and to convert most of them into Carrefour branches within a few years. Under the agreement, Carrefour will also sell products from illegal Israeli settlements in its stores worldwide. By doing business with Israel’s illegal settlements, Carrefour is responsible for aiding and profiting from war crimes.
While Carrefour has responded by saying that it has always exercised strict neutrality on political or religious opinions, its choice to sell products in illegal Israeli settlements – and to source products from stolen Palestinian land – is not about “opinions.” It’s about acting in clear violation of international law and human rights. When activists like us first went after two other French companies – Orange and Veolia – it seemed impossible to convince companies to divest from Israel’s illegal military occupation. But the pressure worked, and we can do it again and force Carrefour to end this toxic partnership.
Tell Carrefour: Stop profiting from stolen Palestinian land.
Ekō members in the Middle East and North Africa are already calling on Carrefour to stop violating Palestinian human rights. Labor unions and human rights defenders in Europe and Palestine – including France’s 700,000-member strong CGT national labor federation – along with new partners in Latin America and Asia, are also with us in this fight for justice.
Together we can win. Join us.