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Palestine to take legal action against Amazon

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in Istanbul, Turkey on 2 October 2019 [Arif Hüdaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency]
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in Istanbul, Turkey on 2 October 2019 [Arif Hüdaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency]

The Palestinian Authority (PA) announced yesterday that it is to take legal action against Amazon over its discrimination against Palestinians, Wafa news agency reported.

According to Wafa, the PA's Ministry of National Economy said Amazon favours illegal Jewish settlers in the occupied Palestinian territories over the indigenous Palestinian population.

In November, Amazon started providing a free shipping service to Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank while Palestinians living in their towns and villages near the illegal settlements have to pay fees of over $24.

Amazon said it would make shipping free for Palestinians if they list their country as Israel.

The ministry sent legal notices to the company calling on it to immediately stop this policy or face legal accountability before international courts.

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