Noam Sheizaf: Palestinian Arabs forced to buy Chanukah candy!

July 19, 2011
Noam Sheizaf said:
Back to planet Earth: Israel controls the economy of the West Bank and Gaza. Israel decides what goods are let in and out, just as it has most of the control over electric power and water in the territories. This is called “the occupation,” something that EOZ and the likes of him have yet to hear about.

If that is true, wouldn’t one expect to see a certain reluctance about selling Israeli goods in their supermarkets? Wouldn’t one expect that only Israeli staples would be sold, but unnecessary snack items would be eschewed? Wouldn’t one expect that outraged Palestinian Arabs would insist that non-essential items be – boycotted?
Yet in this Gaza supermarket, goods from Osem (for example) are not only sold – but the Hebrew logo is prominently displayed! It is almost as if the shopkeepers want to sell Israeli items to their poor, deprived Gaza customers!

The Israeli ice cream is not hidden by the embarrassed store owners in the back of the store. On the contrary, even the Hebrew display graphics are prominently featured:

And, yes, the Chanukah chocolate coins – complete with a menorah prominently stamped – are not being burned in a bonfire at a Gaza square, but are being sold to unsuspecting Arab victims of Israeli hegemony!