Three major supermarket chains in the Netherlands – the multinational Aldi, Hoogvliet and Jumbo – have announced that they will no longer sell products coming from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory.
A spokesperson for Aldi told the Dutch Christian newspaper Trouw that it has taken this decision as it does not want its products “in any way to come under discussion”.
The supermarket chain Jumbo has begun asking its suppliers to formally confirm that products with the label “Israel” really come from that country and not from the occupied Palestinian territory. “The customer has the right to honest information”, Jumbo told Trouw. The Hoogvliet gave no further comment.