Amazon offers free delivery to illegal Israeli settlements, charges Palestinians


E-commerce giant says free shipping discount is also available to Palestinians if they select Israel as their country

Only way for Palestinians to receive free delivery from Amazon is to list their addresses as inside Israel

Report in Middle East Eye, 14 February 2020 :

Amazon is offering free shipping to customers in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, while charging Palestinians fees of as much as $24 when they list the “Palestinian Territories” as their country.

The US retail giant said on Friday that the free shipping promotion was also available to Palestinians if they amended their addresses and selected Israel as their country.

According to an investigation by the Financial Times, Amazon has been running a free shipping promotion in Israel since November, when it first entered the Israeli market.

The offer also extends to settlements on occupied Palestinian land, which are deemed illegal under international law.

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