Jerry Greenfield, left, and Ben Cohen, founders of the eponymous ice cream company

Ben & Jerry’s To End Sales In Occupied Palestinian Territory

Ben & Jerry’s announced on Monday that it will end sales of its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.

The Vermont-based ice cream company, which has been known for its growing commitment to current social justice issues, said it is making this move to put pressure on Israel on behalf of the Palestinians.

“We believe it is inconsistent with our values for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to be sold in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT),” they said in a statement.

The company has not completely boycotted the West Bank. In their statement, Ben & Jerry’s revealed they will continue to stay in Israel through a different arrangement.

They have not specified what that arrangement will be but said they “will share an update on this as soon as we’re ready.”

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop sales in OPT is morally and commercially wrong.

“There are many ice cream brands, but only one Jewish state. Ben & Jerry’s has decided to brand itself as the anti-Israel ice cream,” he said in a tweet.

Read the article by Giulia Campos in International Business Times.