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Scarlett Johansson has quit her role as an ambassador for Oxfam.

The 29-year-old actress - who has been working with Oxfam since 2007 - has stepped away from actively supporting the charity which opposes all trade from Israeli settlements due to a ''fundamental difference of opinion''.

Scarlett's move comes after she received criticism for her support of SodaStream - a home soda maker - which has a factory in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank.

A statement released read: ''Scarlett Johansson has respectfully decided to end her ambassador role with Oxfam after eight years.

''She and Oxfam have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. She is very proud of her accomplishments and fundraising efforts during her tenure with Oxfam.''

Oxfam wishes the brunette beauty luck with future endeavours but accepts their different stance meant they were ''incompatible''.

The charity said: ''While Oxfam respects the independence of our ambassadors, Ms. Johansson's role promoting the company SodaStream is incompatible with her role as an Oxfam Global Ambassador.

''Oxfam believes that businesses, such as SodaStream, that operate in settlements further the ongoing poverty and denial of rights of the Palestinian communities that we work to support. Oxfam is opposed to all trade from Israeli settlements, which are illegal under international law.''


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