Powered by WebAds

Thursday, August 01, 2013

'Israeli Arabs' back out of Fox store in Ramallah

Two 'Israeli Arabs' who had planned to open a branch of Israel's Fox clothing in Ramallah have backed out of the venture out of fear for their lives. As a result, another 150 'Palestinians' will remain jobless.
Although the owners had obtained permission from the PA Ministry of Economy to open the clothing store, Palestinian activists and journalists launched a campaign against the opening of a clothing store in Ramallah.
The activists and journalists said that the opening of an Israeli clothing store in a Palestinian city was a form of “normalization” with Israel.
One of the leaders of the campaign, Fadi Arouri, a photojournalist with China’s Xinhua News Agency, told Wattan TV that the opening of a Fox store in Ramallah was a “stain of disgrace.”
Arouri has also led campaigns aimed at preventing Israeli journalists from working in PA-controlled territories.
Earlier this week, a group of Palestinian activists demonstrated in the center of Ramallah in protest against the intention to open a Fox store in the city. The activists called on the Palestinian Authority to ban Israeli firms from opening businesses in Palestinian cities.
Following the protests, the two businessmen decided this week to cancel the project, although renovation work at the new clothing store had reached an advanced stage.
A Palestinian businessman in Ramallah expressed sorrow over the decision not to open the Fox store, saying this was a blow to the Palestinian economy.
“Many people could have profited from this project,” the businessman told the Post. “It’s sad when thugs and extortionists succeed in preventing any economic project.”
Yes, it is. And it's why the 'Palestinian' economy continues to stagnate in a catatonic stupor, while all around it the Israeli economy is booming.  And then they're jealous....

Labels: , , , ,


At 4:13 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Good. No one's stopping them from starving themselves.


Post a Comment

<< Home