LONDON, Saturday, February 15, 2020 (WAFA) – In clear and blatant defiance of international law, Amazon ecommerce giant is offering free shipping to illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and only to the Palestinians if they list their country as Israel, according to the Financial Times.
It said in an investigative reporting that Amazon’s free shipping offer extends to nearly all Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, considered illegal under international law.
However, it added, Palestinian customers who select their address as the Palestinian Territories are subject to shipping and handling fees upwards of $24.
It quoted Nick Caplin, an Amazon spokesman, saying that “if a customer within the Palestinian Territories enters their address and selects Israel as the country, they can receive free shipping through the same promotion.”
Amazon was not included in the United Nations Human Rights Council’s database of companies operating in the illegal settlements released last week.