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An outrageous children’s ‘IDF party costume’ is being sold by Amazon for Halloween

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28.10.2018

When America’s largest supermarket chain, Walmart, advertised an Israel Defence Forces children’s party costume there was outrage and the stores withdrew the fancy dress outfit. That was three years ago, but now the IDF military costume is being advertised again, this time on Amazon, which has also come under fire for selling it.

Now the pressure group Jewish Voices for Peace has joined a global campaign which accuses Amazon of double standards and “profiting” from Palestinian children’s pain.

“Each year the Israeli military arrests and prosecutes around 700 Palestinian children,” explained JVP’s Communications Strategist, Granate Kim. “Three out of four of these children experience physical violence during arrest or interrogation.” Incredibly, she added, Amazon is profiting from the pain of Palestinian children. “Amazon sells Israel Defence Force costumes for kids, enabling the celebration of the violent oppression of Palestinian children, even though........

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