Mirwaiz, Grand Mufti, JeI chief call for boycott of Israeli products

Denouncing the Israeli attacks on Palestinian people in Gaza, Kashmiri clerics have appealed people to boycott Israeli made products in the valley.
Chief cleric and chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said: “As a mark of a protest over the continuous massacre of Palestinians in Gaza by Israel, there should be a complete boycott of Israeli products in Kashmir.”
He said traders of Kashmir should stop buying Israeli manufactured products from other states of India.
“There are also rumours that some dates that are being used in Ramadan here are also from the Israeli manufacturing company. I appeal all the traders to identify such products and boycott them,” said Mirwaiz.
He said Kashmiris should pray for the well-being of Palestinian people in these difficult times.
The most widely Israel products that are being used in Kashmir are L’Oreal, Maybelline , Ralph Lauren, Revlon , Motorola, Nokia, Nestle, Nescafé, Milkmaid, Maggi, KitKat, Milkybar, Polo, Siemens, Timberland, Coca-Cola, Ambi Pur, Caterpillar, Evian, Barbie, GAP, Banana Republic, Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson and Huggies.
Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami, Muhammad Abdullah Wani said there should be a sustained campaign against the use of Israel products in Kashmir.
“I think we need to identify the Israel products and start a campaign against its usage in Valley. It is my humble request to Kashmiri people to stop using Israel products in solidarity with Palestinian people,” said Wani.
A barcode starting with “729″ indicates that the product is produced in Israel. 729 is the Israeli Bar Code Association – EAN Israel.
Grand Mufti of Kashmir, Mufti Bashir-ud-Din said Muslims across the world should boycott the Israeli made products.
“Not only Kashmiri people but Muslims across the world should boycott the Israeli manufactured products. It is a sin to do business with people whose hands are soaked with innocent blood,” said Bashir-ud-Din.
“It is a battle against Israel and the rest of Muslims. We should all stand united to defend our Muslim brethren in Palestine,” he added.
Thousands fled their homes in Gaza on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160 people.

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