American retail giant Sears has put a line of “Free Palestine” apparel up for sale on its website, including t-shirts, hoodies, and tank tops.
The shirts bear slogans including “Free Palestine”, “End Israeli Occupation”, “Free Gaza”, and Freedom For Palestine”.
Others feature the Palestine Liberation Organization flag and logo, and are accompanied by a symbolic clenched fist in the flags colors.
The clothing is being offered for sale by a German company, Spread Shirt, which allows third-parties to market their designs on the company’s website, or through larger retailers like Sears Marketplace.
Spread Shirt’s company code of responsibility says that it does not print things that are “bound to offend people.” Apparently this does not apply to Israelis or millions of Jewish and pro-Israel people around the world.
Sears Customer Service has been contacted regarding the offensive merchandise. An agent has said the company is “escalating this to our back end team,” and claims they will be removed within 24 hours.