At Ma’ale Adumim’s Adumim mall Corporate Watch were able to buy mud from the dead sea, produced under the supervision of Dr Fischer Pharmaceuticals, a company with a sales office in Brussels. Dr Fischer’s line of Dead Sea products and cosmetics, which also included minerals from the Dead Sea, were on sale in the Ma’ale Adumim’s branch of the Israeli Body Shop. Body Shop Israel (apparently separate from the larger international chain although using their slogans) also has a branch on the illegal East Jerusalem settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev. Body Shop Israel advertises that their pharmaceutical products are manufactured in the laboratories of Dr Fischer. Dr Fischer’s foreign sales office is:
Dr. Fischer SA / NV
149 Ave. Louise
Fischer Pharmaceuticals Ltd were set up in 1965 and have over a hundred products, many produced in Israel. They advertise that they market their products in 30 countries.
The North Western coast of the Dead Sea is in the Israeli occupied West Bank. Palestinians access to the Dead Sea is tightly controlled by Israel and the Palestinians are unable to benefit from its resources. Israel exploits the Dead Sea by extracting mud and minerals from the area and through the tourist industry. Foreign tourists often visit illegal Israeli settlements, such as Kibbutz Kalya, on the Dead Sea coast in the South of the Jordan Valley.