In the past month, the Internet has become a powerful weapon in the campaign to stop the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.
While it is not known who is behind the campaign, some have been targeting companies in Israel for their products or brands.
For example, an online platform called #BanIT has targeted the clothing company H&M for its Palestinian flag.
H&M responded by posting an online statement that stated: “H&M has always maintained a policy of neutrality in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
We have no political affiliation with the parties involved in the conflict.
In this regard, we will continue to work with our suppliers and suppliers in the Middle East to ensure that the products that we produce in cooperation with them are ethical, fair and in accordance with international standards.”
While boycotting Israeli products may be politically correct, it does not always work.
When a campaign like this succeeds, the target companies often lose their business because of their boycott efforts.
One example is Israeli clothing company Yohannes, which is owned by a Jewish settler group.
Yohanna Shafat, the head of Yohannis, is a member of the Hizbullah terrorist organization and has repeatedly been accused of involvement in terrorism.
Shafah is also a close associate of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his family.
Shafer Alsayed, a Palestinian journalist and author of several books on the Hadera Massacre, told Al Jazeera: “In Israel, you cannot boycott a company that supports Israel.
The only way to boycott a product is to boycott the company that sells it, and the only way that we can do that is to demand that the company stops producing goods from the occupied territories.”
As a result, Shafar has been forced to cancel several major events he has been planning for Israel.
He also faces boycotts from his own family and some Israeli citizens.
Alsaid added that if he is not successful in his boycott efforts, it will lead to more people boycotting his company.
“The Israeli government is using the boycott to get revenge on the victims of the Holocaust,” he said.
Shafiq Abu al-Abed, a journalist, has been the subject of several media campaigns over the years.
He is known for his investigative reporting on the Israeli military occupation of Palestinian lands and his frequent criticism of the Israeli government and its policies.
Abu alAbed is currently facing a boycott campaign by the Israeli civil society organization Hizballah after his article was published in November 2017.
In the article, he criticized the military occupation as a “form of colonialism”.
Al-Aberd has been receiving death threats for his work and is forced to change his website and blog to remove the threats.
The Palestinian journalist has also been the target of several online attacks, including from members of the extremist group Hamas.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Hamas, has called the article an “attack on the Palestinian people.”
The Israeli military responded to the campaign with a message to the journalist and other journalists.
The army wrote: “We will continue working with the Palestinian Authority and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to ensure the freedom of expression, including the right to express opinions.
If we don’t see the same level of free speech and free expression, then we will cease to exist.”
Al-Baraa has been targeted with threats, and he says he received several death threats.
“They called me a traitor and said I would be killed, or killed by them,” he told Al-Jazeera.
He added that he was afraid of the response to his article and that he would not allow anyone to harm him or his family: “I am scared of the reaction of my family.
They know that I’m a journalist and they know that my family is an important part of the resistance against the occupation.”
In June 2018, the boycott campaign succeeded in forcing the company to suspend the production of some of its products in Israel.
According to Al-Sayed, that meant the company stopped producing clothing for its employees in Israel and stopped doing business with the company.
Abu-Abeel al-Saeed, a spokesperson for the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), told Al Jazeera that the boycott has forced companies to stop buying from Israel, as well as to sell goods to Palestinian communities in the West Bank and Gaza.
He said that many of the companies that were involved in boycotting the Israeli companies have now changed their position on the boycott, and some of the boycotters have also taken their products off the shelves.
He noted that in a number of cases, companies had to cancel some of their sales in the past year, and even had to pay compensation to the companies.
“It is now clear that boycotting companies does not work,” Saeed said.
“A boycott is a tool that works, but it cannot