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Here’s How to Support Palestine: Donate, Boycott, and More

The ongoing Palestine’s conflicts recently have reached another level and it is really worrying. For you who want to help even a bit more, here are some things you can do, even from the leisure of your own home (this is written during corona pandemic era):

Donate to the Trusted Charity

Palestinians really need daily necessities and medicines also a lot of money to help them get their life back after many of their belongings are destroyed. If you feel that you have some spare money to help them, no matter how much, you can donate to some trusted charity organizations below. That way you have helped to make their life easier even without leaving your home because nowadays we can easily donate online.

Here are the organizations whose donations have made real impacts in Palestine including in Gaza Strait:

  1. UNRWA (The United Nations Relief and Works Agency)
  2. IHH (Turkish humanitarian NGO)
  3. ACT (Indonesian humanitarian NGO)

Boycott Israel Products

To stop or at least minimize these ongoing clashes, you can participate by restricting the money spent on Israeli goods or services.

How to recognize Israeli products?

Well, for starter, the Israeli barcode begins with 729.

To help you more, here are some famous products linked to Israel that perhaps you may recognize in daily life, including Starbucks, McDonalds, Coca Cola, KFC, Pepsi, Cheetos, Nescafe, L’Oreal, Garnier, and Oreo:

This movement is called BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions). There are some lists regarding of this movement, one of them is on this site, but there is also another list released by the UN human rights office that is the first-ever international attempt to name businesses connected to Israel’s settlement industry. It is including some big names like Airbnb, Expedia, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor.

Below is the full list of companies active in Israeli settlements:

1 Afikim Public Transportation Ltd. (Israel)
2 Airbnb Inc. E (United States)
3 American Israeli Gas Corporation Ltd.  (Israel)
4 Amir Marketing and Investments in Agriculture Ltd. (Israel)
5 Amos Hadar Properties and Investments Ltd. (Israel)
6 Angel Bakeries E, (Israel)
7 Archivists Ltd. (Israel)
8 Ariel Properties Group (Israel)
9 Ashtrom Industries Ltd. (Israel)
10 Ashtrom Properties Ltd. (Israel)
11 Avgol Industries 1953 Ltd. (Israel)
12 Bank Hapoalim B.M. (Israel)
13 Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M. (Israel)
14 Bank of Jerusalem Ltd. (Israel)
15 Beit Haarchiv Ltd. (Israel)
16 Bezeq, the Israel Telecommunication
Corp Ltd. (Israel)
17 Booking.com (Netherlands)
18 C Mer Industries Ltd. (Israel)
19 Café Café Israel Ltd. (Israel)
20 Caliber 3 (Israel)
21 Cellcom Israel Ltd. (Israel)
22 Cherriessa Ltd. (Israel)
23 Chish Nofei Israel Ltd. (Israel)
24 Citadis Israel Ltd. (Israel)
25 Comasco Ltd. (Israel)
26 Darban Investments Ltd. (Israel)
27 Delek Group Ltd. (Israel)
28 Delta Israel (Israel)
29 Dor Alon Energy in Israel 1988 Ltd. (Israel)
30 Egis Rail (France) 
31 Egged, Israel Transportation Cooperative Society Ltd. (Israel)
32 Energix Renewable Energies Ltd. (Israel)
33 EPR Systems Ltd. (Israel)
34 Extal Ltd. (Israel)
35 Expedia Group Inc. (United States)
36 Field Produce Ltd. (Israel)
37 Field Produce Marketing Ltd. (Israel)
38 First International Bank of Israel Ltd. (Israel)
39 Galshan Shvakim Ltd. (Israel)
40 General Mills Israel Ltd. (Israel)
41 Hadiklaim Israel Date Growers Cooperative Ltd. (Israel)
42 Hot Mobile Ltd. (Israel)
43 Hot Telecommunications Systems Ltd. (Israel)
44 Industrial Buildings Corporation Ltd. (Israel)l
45 Israel Discount Bank Ltd. (Israel)
46 Israel Railways Corporation Ltd. (Israel)
47 Italek Ltd. (Israel)
48 JC Bamford Excavators Ltd. (United Kingdom)
49 Jerusalem Economy Ltd. (Israel)
50 Kavim Public Transportation Ltd. (Israel)
51 Lipski Installation and Sanitation Ltd. (Israel)
52 Matrix IT Ltd. (Israel)
53 Mayer Davidov Garages Ltd. (Israel)
54 Mekorot Water Company Ltd. (Israel)
55 Mercantile Discount Bank Ltd. (Israel)
56 Merkavim Transportation Technologies Ltd. (Israel)
57 Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd. (Israel)
58 Modi’in Ezrachi Group Ltd. (Israel)
59 Mordechai Aviv Taasiot Beniyah 1973 Ltd. (Israel)
60 Motorola Solutions Israel Ltd. (Israel)
61 Municipal Bank Ltd. (Israel)
62 Naaman Group Ltd. (Israel)
63 Nof Yam Security Ltd. (Israel)
64 Ofertex Industries 1997 Ltd. (Israel)
65 Opodo Ltd. (United Kingdom)
66 Bank Otsar Ha-Hayal Ltd. (Israel)
67 Partner Communications Company Ltd. (Israel)
68 Paz Oil Company Ltd. (Israel)
69 Pelegas Ltd. (Israel)
70 Pelephone Communications Ltd. (Israel)
71 Proffimat S.R. Ltd. (Israel)
72 Rami Levy Chain Stores Hashikma Marketing 2006 Ltd. (Israel)
73 Rami Levy Hashikma Marketing Communication Ltd. (Israel)
74 Re/Max Israel (Israel)
75 Shalgal Food Ltd. (Israel)
76 Shapir Engineering and Industry Ltd. (Israel)
77 Shufersal Ltd. (Israel)
78 Sonol Israel Ltd. (Israel)
79 Superbus Ltd. (Israel)
80 Supergum Industries 1969 Ltd. (Israel)
81 Tahal Group International (Netherlands)
82 TripAdvisor Inc. (United States)
83 Twitoplast Ltd. (Israel)
84 Unikowsky Maoz Ltd. (Israel)
85 YES (Israel)
86 Zakai Agricultural Know-how and inputs Ltd. (Israel)
87 ZF Development and Construction (Israel)
88 ZMH Hammermand Ltd. (Israel)
89 Zorganika Ltd. (Israel)
90 Zriha Hlavin Industries Ltd. (Israel)

Below are the business enterprises involved as parent companies:

91 Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd. (Israel)
92 Alstom S.A. (France)
93 Altice Europe (Netherlands)
94 Amnon Mesilot Ltd. (Israel)
95 Ashtrom Group Ltd. (Israel)
96 Booking Holdings Inc. (United States)
97 Brand Industries Ltd. (Israel)
98 Delta Galil Industries Ltd. (Israel)
99 eDreams ODIGEO S.A. (Luxembourg)
100 Egis S.A. (France)
101 Electra Ltd. (Israel)
102 Export Investment Company Ltd. (Israel)
103 General Mills Inc. (United States)
104 Hadar Group (Israel)
105 Hamat Group Ltd. (Israel)
106 Indorama Ventures P.C.L. (Thailand)
107 Kardan N.V. (Netherlands)
108 Mayer’s Cars and Trucks Co. Ltd. (Israel)
109 Motorola Solutions Inc. (United States)
110 Natoon Group (Israel)
111 Villar International Ltd. (Israel)

Below are business enterprises involved as licensors or franchisors:

112 Greenkote P.L.C. (United Kingdom)

To make things better, there is this free barcode scanner apps called Buycott in Playstore that has included boycott Israel campaign into its database. So before buying something, you can scan it to know whose product that is and whether it is supporting your selected campaign or not.

That way hopefully the damage done to Palestinians could be a bit reduced.

Spread Awareness

If you have social media, trying to raise awareness about Palestine causes will be really helpful. Besides of that, there are a lot of more ways to spread it even without leaving your home in this pandemic like doing webinar with some prominent public figures, writing blogs / news articles, etc. If you want to join public protests on the street in pandemic situation, then make sure to obey the health protocols like using a proper face mask and bringing your own hand-santizer, food/drinks, and prayer rugs (if you are a Muslim).

Pray

Yes, pray to God is one way to help Palestine because we don’t know which prayer will be answered immediately. When all hope seems lost, God could really make a miracle out of nowhere to help those in dire needs.

So, those are some things you can do to support Palestine in their crisis. Let’s hope the conflicts can end soon so Palestinians can live happily like other entity on this planet.

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