(JTA) — An employee at a South Florida gas station allegedly told a customer that she was no longer welcome because she is an Israeli.
The Jewish owner of the Shell station said he was looking into the allegations by the customer, a woman originally from Tel Aviv and a resident of Coral Springs for the past 15 years.
The woman told the Coral Springs Talk website that the employee said last week, “You guys are killers and your money is not welcome here.” She thought the employee was the owner.
In an update, Coral Springs Talk reported that the station owner is Jewish and said the employee’s “behavior is totally intolerable.” The owner told the site that he wanted the exact time and date of the alleged behavior.
The woman said she believed the employee knew she was Israeli because she would speak in Hebrew on her cellphone.
A friend of the woman contacted the Coral Springs Talk. Both the woman and her friend did not want their names used for fear of retribution.
“Shell does not condone the type of behavior alleged to have occurred and expected that third parties selling Shell-branded motor fuels to treat every customer in a fair and inclusive manner,” Pam Rosen, communications manager of Shell’s corporate offices in Houston, told the website.