Uploaded on Jun 25, 2011
During "Unexpected Israel ", a propaganda event that was held in Milan, Italy from June 13-23 2011. Stop Agrexco Italian activists went to the Italian headquarters of Agrexco in Milan. They brought gift baskets with rotten fruit. The baskets symbolized the Palestinian agricultural products rotting at Israeli checkpoints: "The rotten fruit of Israeli apartheid". The activists Also brought bottles labelled "Jordan Valley Water", which were empty to represent the water stolen from Palestinians.
Palestinians are forbidden to dig wells and collect rainwater, and since 1967 Israel has
blocked their access to 162 water wells. Israelis living in illegal settlements instead enjoy
discounts of up to 75% on water rates: the approximately 9000 settlers in the Jordan Valley
consume one quarter of the resources used annually by all 2.5 million Palestinians in the
While Israel attempts to change its image on the squares and streets of Milan, and the
Israeli and Italian governments sign bilateral agreements on agriculture and water
management, activists denounced Agrexco, a company that not only profits from Israeli
policies of colonization and apartheid aimed at driving the Palestinians off their land, but
creates a direct economic incentive to continue the status quo.
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