Carmel-Agrexco used to be Israel’s leading exporter of agricultural products before they went under, due in part to successful boycott campaigns in Italy, France and Britain. Carmel-Agrexco exported water-intensive crops from large agricultural settlements in the Jordan Valley, while Israel confiscated water pumps, destroyed water pipes and demolished entire communities. The Mehadrin Group has replaced Carmel-Agrexco as Israel’s largest agricultural enterprise exporting water intensive crops to Europe, and as a target for BDS. Mehadrin operates 19 wells in the coastal and mountain aquifers to supply water to Israeli farmers, and supplies millions of cubic meters of drinking water for domestic consumption in Israel through Mekorot,69 while Palestinians are consistently denied their equitable and reasonable share.
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