Amazon Slammed for Free Shipping to Israeli Settlements but Not to Palestinian Territories
Amazon has been accused of bias for offering free shipping to Jewish settlements in the West Bank and not to Palestinian villages.
The online retail giant began selling its international products in Israel late last year and offers free shipping on orders of $49 or more. But the address has to be listed as Israel.
Related Story: Israel Bars Palestinians From Exporting Produce via JordanResidents of Palestinian communities who list their addresses as being in the “Palestinian Territories” pay shipping and handling fees of as much as $24, the Financial Times reported.
An Amazon spokesman, Nick Caplin, told the Financial Times 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.”
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