KUWAIT: On Wednesday, citizens and expatriates in Kuwait were surprised by a prominent boycott campaign that swept through the streets. This campaign featured the provocative question, “Did you kill a Palestinian today?” Its purpose is to encourage people in the country to boycott international franchises in Kuwait that align with the Zionist entity and provide it financial and food support.
This campaign was prominently displayed on street billboards and served as a show of solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank. These regions have been subject to a collective genocide and a brutal assault by the government and military of the Zionist entity, with support from their business allies who also operate in Kuwait. This campaign led to confusion among local agents of these franchises, who are now seeking to have the Municipality remove the billboards due to the financial repercussions they anticipate, according to exclusive sources.
Meanwhile, this campaign has triggered mixed reactions on social media among Kuwaiti citizens. Some took issue with the provocative phrasing of the question, deeming it rude and aggressive, while others found the call to boycott these companies justifiable, as they believe that the dire situation in Palestine warrants a stronger call to action urging consumers to boycott.
In terms of public opinion, some people criticized the use of images of living children as examples, considering it ethically questionable. However, many Kuwaiti citizens expressed their pride in Kuwait for being at the forefront of countries supporting the Palestinian cause and taking real action toward it.
Following the start of the Zionist attack on Gaza on Oct 7, one of the most famous international fast-food restaurants publicly announced its full support for the Zionist entity’s military during the attack. This included distributing free meals to Zionist soldiers and offering a 50 percent discount to them. This action led to a mass boycott by the restaurant’s customers, causing significant harm to franchises. In response, franchises around the world issued a press release clarifying that their profits do not contribute to the parent company. Despite these efforts, the Palestinian solidarity movement, including in Kuwait, has continued to expand its boycott to include all franchise companies worldwide, whether in the food and beverage sector, coffee shops or any other industries.
Source : Kuwait Times