Amazon now delivers free to Palestine, says Ministry of Telecom

The Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology said today that the American e-commerce giant Amazon will now be delivering items to customers in the occupied Palestinian territories for free.

It said in a statement that this came as an early response after legal actions were taken by the Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology, Ministry of National Economy, Ministry of Finance, the Universal Postal Union and others, against Amazon over its discrimination policy that favors illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories over the indigenous Palestinian population.

Amazon began in November to provide free shipping service to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, while Palestinians living in their towns and villages near the illegal settlements have to pay fees if they put their address as Palestine instead of Israel.

Under Amazon’s policy ecommerce policy, free shipping was offered to illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and only to the Palestinians if they listed their country as Israel.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency