Tubs of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, a Unilever brand, are seen at their shop in London, Britain, October 5, 2020 Photograph:( Reuters )
The soldier's mother claimed that the decision of Ben & Jerry's to discontinue services in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory has stopped her son from enjoying the ice cream 'like everyone else'
An Israel Defense Forces soldier is angry at Ben & Jerry's for withdrawing his favourite flavour of ice cream in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory.
The soldier is now aiming to file a legal complaint against Ben & Jerry's for the same. A complaint has been filed by the mother of the 20-year-old soldier on his behalf.
This complaint states that the soldier was denied his favourite ice cream while he was on military patrol in the occupied territories, local media reported.
"The Ben & Jerry's brand ice cream is his preferred one," the complaint stated. It also said that "military service requires him to have long and frequent drives in the territories, and often time he purchased ice cream in different businesses."
His mother claimed that the decision of Ben & Jerry's to discontinue services in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory has stopped her son from enjoying the ice cream "like everyone else."
This case caught the eye of social media users who took his real-life problem to troll the soldier for his ‘tough act’.
So... the IDF soldier suing Ben & Jerry's for being "judgmental" and making him "unable to enjoy [his favorite ice cream] like everyone" else...— raf (@rafaelshimunov) July 25, 2021
His case was filed by his mom 😭
What a tough guy. Deprived of his favourite ice cream while enforcing 54 years of military occupation on Palestinians, has his mom, a lawyer specializing in class action suits, go after Ben & Jerry in Israel court. https://t.co/gHJcyfj3iH— Rabbi David Mivasair 🔥 (@Mivasair) July 25, 2021
LOL his mother filed the complaint 😂 “Mom! They’re saying I committed human rights abuses *sniff*” https://t.co/vpDtA0hINa— Jonathan Carmody (@JonCarmody84) July 26, 2021
My treats! My treats! I demand my treats immediately! https://t.co/CSG0AReMvr— Duo Two Factor Authentication (@duo_mobile) July 25, 2021
israelis complaining about not eating their favorite ice cream while palestinians fighting for their lives and homes and dignity https://t.co/wlFwYc4Gd7— a (@spaceedaddy) July 25, 2021
Ahem… how do you say “boo…hoo” https://t.co/1ocSF09Aiq— Anna said ✌🏼Free Palestine (@annahossnieh) July 25, 2021
Ben & Jerry's had recently announced that the company will stop selling its product in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory and has decided to not renew the license once it expires at the end of 2022.
However, the decision was limited to the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory and sales would continue normally in the rest of Israel under a new arrangement that bars sales in West Bank where Palestinians seek statehood.