Tuesday 23 January 2018

Smyths Toys 'reverse decision' to remove Israeli products from shelves

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

'Smyths Toys Superstores' have denied reports that they removed Israeli products from their shelves.

MummyPages.ie last night reported that the toystore had removed all Israeli products from their Jervis Street Store.

The story was based on a photograph of a sign appearing to be in the window of the Jervis Street premises.

In the sign, the name of the brand was misspelled 'Smythys' and the sign claimed that the shop had "removed Amav products and other products made in Israel from our shelves."

When contacted for comment, Smyths toys said they "do not engage in national or international political affairs".

They confirmed that one store "in 30 across Ireland"... "took products from one country off its shelves."

"That decision has now been reversed. Our customers should be free to make their own decisions".

Many groups have been calling for consumers and businesses to boycott Israeli products or companies who utilise Israeli products or labour.

The latest news from the Gaza conflict is that Palestinians have accused Israel of breaking a seven-hour truce following a bombing of a school described by the UN chiefs as a "criminal act".

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