Campaign launched to boycott Israeli dates

Published March 23rd, 2023 - 11:39 GMT
Israeli dates

ALBAWABA - A campaign kicked off on social media calling on Muslims to boycott Israeli dates. 

Using the slogan "#CheckTheLabel," campaign organizers are urging Muslims to refrain from buying Israeli dates because, they claim, the money generated from date sales will be used to fund building more settlements on Palestinian lands in the West Bank.

During the holy fasting month of Ramadan, date consumption skyrockets because Muslims break their day-long fast by eating dates and drinking water before taking the main course.

Here's how to recognize Israeli dates:

According to the campaign, Israeli dates can be recognized through the label on the box and by looking for the country of origin.

Furthermore, barcodes that start with the numbers 729 are usually produced in Israel, according to the campaign organizers.

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