On Saturday protesters gathered outside Ahava in Covent Garden to highlight the sale of goods produced on colonised Palestinian land.
Video by fourmanfilms
Ahava manufacture cosmetic products using minerals from the Dead Sea. The company has a factory and a visitors' center in the Israeli settlement of Mitzpe Shalem in the occupied West Bank.
34% of the company shares are held by the West Bank settlement of Kibbutz Mitzpe Shalem, 34% by Hamashbir Holdings (the investment fund of B. Gaon Holdings and the Livnat family), 18% are held by Shamrock Holdings (the investment fund of the Roy E. Disney family), and 6% by the West Bank settlement of Kibbutz Kaliya.
Paul Hanes is a member of Counterfire who started Fourman Films in 2003 after his first feature documentary that year. He is an award winning film maker, active trade unionist and a prolific video blogger and citizen journalist. He has over 1,000 YouTube videos which form an historic and in depth record of the movement, often overlooked by the mainstream media.