#NotInMyFridge

Take Action What you can do

  • 1. Print

    And hand in a letter to your local restaurants/takeaways not to sell Coca-Cola.
  • 2. Review

    A restaurant on their social media page & mention that it would have been better if Coca-Cola was not on their menu and state why.
  • 2. Distribute

    #NotInMyFridge info cards at events.

Reasons Why

FOA has called for a boycott of Coca-Cola, in response to its support of Israel and it's illegal and immoral occupation. Coke violates international law and supports Israel's occupation by operating in Atarot and Shadmot Mehola illegal settlements. Buying produce from companies which operate in settlements means we as consumers are complicit in Israel's illegal actions.

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FAQs

Coca-Cola factory Gaza - FAQ's

  • 1. How Much Water is required to run the bottling plant and where will the water come from?

  • Palestinians in Gaza face a chronic shortage of freshwater, and rely on desalination plants. Reports from around the world* show that communities living around Coca-Cola bottling plants are adversely affected by water shortages due to Coke's demands on the water infrastructure. *Read More
  • The World Bank has reported on the dire state of the water and sewage infrastructure in Gaza following Israel's various attacks. Access to water is limited on average to 6-8 hours for 1-4 days a week for the population of Gaza.
  • In light of these statistics, how does Coca-Cola plan to operate its factory? And will the factory divert vital resources from Palestinian families, while drawing a profit from its products?
  • 2. Where will the factory's electricity supply come from?

  • The only power plant in Gaza is only able to supply 30% of the population intermittently, leaving 1.2million Palestinians in darkness. Hospitals continue to run on emergency generators.
  • 3. Will Coke be given preferential access to water and electricity, which will disadvantage Palestinian civilians and hospitals?

  • The indications are that it will, and this is indicated by the passage of materials into Gaza to build the factory, while essential building materials for hospitals are barred.
  • 4. What about the jobs Coca-Cola will create for Palestinians, is this not good for the economy?

  • 'If Coca-Cola is serious about investing in the Palestinian economy, it will call for a lifting of the siege on Gaza so that its operation there can really flourish and provide Palestinians with more than jobs, but with future economic prospects - as it is doing for Israel.' said Shamiul Joarder, Head of Public Affairs at FOA.
  • 5. So what are settlements?

    Israeli settlements are built up communities built on Palestinian land in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and in the Golan Heights. Israel started building settlements in 1967, after it illegally occupied Gaza and the West Bank.
  • 6. Why are they important?

  • The settlements help to sustain Israel’s illegal occupation making it impossible to create peace and an independent Palestinian state. The settlements are also considered illegal under international law. Israel’s yearly expansion of settlements has created an extremely difficult situation on the ground for Palestinians. Settlers get away with land theft while attacking and harassing Palestinians on a daily basis for simply being Palestinians.
  • 7. What brands come under Coca-Cola?

  • Coca-cola own more than 80 drinks across 20 different brands, click here to find out which brands to avoid.

Take Action What you can do

  • 1. Print

    And hand in a letter to your local restaurants/takeaways not to sell Coca-Cola.
  • 2. Review

    A restaurant on their social media page & mention that it would have been better if Coca-Cola was not on their menu and state why.
  • 2. Distribute

    #NotInMyFridge info cards at events.
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