Every year, Israel exports millions of pounds worth of dates to the world, which many people unknowingly buy and use to break their fasts. These dates are grown in illegal settlements, in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley, on land that has been stolen from Palestinians. By buying these dates, we are in fact helping Israel to continue its occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people. It is estimated that the total income for Israel from dates is approximately €80 million.
They are alternatives to Israeli Dates, such as Zaytoun and Yaffa
Please check the label - most of the major supermarkets will stock dates produced in Israel, West Bank and the Jordan Valley. Dates produced in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley are from Illegal Israeli Settlements and should also be boycotted.
Finally ask yourself would you really want to eat Zionist dates on opening your fast of approximately 18 hours?