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Unilever shuts factory in Occupied Territories

Monday 04 February 2013

Food-to-detergent group Unilver has pulled out of a factory in a Jewish settlement illegally built on land confiscated from Palestinians, the NRC said on Monday.

The multinational owned a pretzel factory in Barkan in the Occupied Territories, but production was shifted to Israel proper around the end of December, the NRC says.

Unilever first came under pressure to withdraw from the plant in 2006 and said in 2008 it would sell its stake, for strategic considerations.

A spokesman told the paper the move was for 'purely business motives' and was cost-driven.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Shame on Unilever for using illegally acquired (stolen) premises and then not even expressing regret about it! Big companies should be setting an example.

By expat | 4 February 2013 4:41 PM

Disgusting not even an apology for this, but instead we’re given what I consider to be an arrogant response.

By Chris | 5 February 2013 9:21 AM

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