Introducing out latest weapon: Zionist Death Dates.TM
Branded with Israeli trademark “Bat Sheva”, Israeli dates are flooding Moroccan markets during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
“I found dates carrying Israeli trademark in the markets,” Abdel-Jalil, a teacher, told IslamOnline.net Saturday, September 22.
Trademarked “Bat Sheva” – the Hebrew name of the town of Beersheba – the Israeli dates can been seen in abundance on the shelves in eastern and central Morocco.
Actually, the Hebrew name of the town of Beersheba is – inexplicably enough – Beer Sheba. (That’s not to say that “Bat Sheva” is not the name of a town. That town just happens to be in Barbados, which is not all that relevant to this post, since we are not dealing with Caribbean weapons of death).
The “Made in Israel” label is obviously seen on the packages.
“We used to buy dates from Arab countries such as Tunisia,” said hajj Mohamed, a dates vendor.
“I myself would not buy dates produced by our enemy,” he said.
The Israeli-Arab conflict dates back to the 1948 when well-armed Israeli militants bombarded Palestine and forced its natives into a panicky flight to establish the state of Israel.
Now that’s an interesting take on history.
The ties turned more sour after the 1967 Middle East War, when Israel occupied Palestinian Al-Quds (Arab East Jerusalem), the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights.
The results of the war affect the geopolitics of the region to this day.
Mohamed said some merchants are greedy and uncaring.
“They disrespect the sensibilities of Moroccans and are only after money,” he said.
He said some retailers are baffling merchants like him and mix Israeli dates with Arab ones.
“The other day, I was shocked to know that some of the dates were made in Israel,” he said.
Abdel-Jalil, the teacher, says merchants tend to remove the Israeli label and sell the dates as if they were made in Arab countries like Egypt.
“This is provocative,” said Khaled Al-Sufiany, coordinator of the national group for the support of Iraq and Palestine.
“The pro-Israel camp is exploiting Ramadan and slam dunk a trade normalization on the laypeople,” he added.
The advocates “are funding the Zionist regime to continue its daily crimes against the Palestinians,” he said.
Morocco repeatedly denies any trade relations with Israel.
The North African kingdom closed its trade office in Tel Aviv and the Israeli trade office in Rabat following the outbreak of the 2000 Al-Aqsa intifada.
But non-government groups say that the two countries are having booming ties, especially in the agricultural field.
A recent report by Israel Export Institute said that Israeli exports to Morocco mushroomed by 5.3 percent in the first quarter of 2006.
Ok, so Israel exports dates to Arab countries. How dangerous is that? Unluckily for us, an Islam Online reader has discovered the truth.
could be harmfull
By bilade on 2007-09-22 16:55 (GMT)
israel is known to put chemicals in food they export to arab countries that make you steral. there not harmful chemicals but they make you not have children anymore. so good luck with that!!
Actually, that’s only half the truth. They also affect your brain, hindering – for example – your ability to spell.
About the AuthorAn Australian immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave has been blogging since early 2003.
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