JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE RE AMAZON SELLING CHILDREN’S I D F COSTUMES FOR HALLOWEEN

 

Each year the Israeli military arrests and prosecutes around 700 Palestinian children. 3 out of 4 of these children experience physical violence during arrest or interrogation.

Incredibly Amazon is profiting off these Palestinian children’s pain.

Amazon sells Israeli Defense Force costumes for kids – enabling the celebration of the violent oppression of Palestinian children, even though their own policy prohibits products that glorify hatred and violence.

Amazon needs to apply their own policy, follow the practice of other retailers in the U.S., and stop selling IDF costumes. Add your name and then tweet at them to make sure we get their attention:

Amazon: stop selling IDF soldier costumes

Imagine being a Palestinian child and seeing another child dressed up as an IDF soldier at school or Halloween party. The shock and fear would be devastating.

In contrast Amazon doesn’t even need these sales – its CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world – and it’s likely the costume only continues to be listed because they haven’t come under pressure. That’s where we come in.

Two years ago Walmart pulled the same costume off it’s website after coming under fire, and just months ago Amazon pulled sales of white supremacist paraphernalia after they were flooded with complaints.

Now if we can create a huge public outcry that threatens their burgeoning brand, we can get Amazon to stop selling IDF soldier costumes. Add your name and then tweet at them:

Amazon: stop selling IDF soldier costumes

Thanks for joining me and helping out with your voice.


Granate Kim
Communications Director

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