Reuters’ Rocket Humor

Do you remember that latest palestinian example of innovation, namely the new perfume named after the M-75 missiles fired at Israeli civilians?

Well, Reuters has a follow-up and who says they don’t have a sense of humor?

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Reuters/Ahmed Zakot

Gaza perfume sales soar with rocket name

By Nidal al-Mughrabi

GAZA CITY (Reuters) — Sales of a citrus-scented perfume marketed in Gaza have soared since it was named in honor of the rockets that Palestinians shot at Israel during a war last month, the manufacturer said.

“M-75″ perfume, which comes in men’s and women’s fragrances, is named for the missiles Hamas shot at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in an 8-day conflict that killed more than 170 Palestinians and six Israelis, ending with an Egyptian-brokered truce.

Although both sides proclaimed victory, and Israel said it had halted rocket fire at its towns, many in Gaza take pride in militants having shot a rocket as far as Tel Aviv, the longest-range aerial strike by the Palestinians so far.

“I hope the smell is strong enough for them to whiff in Tel Aviv and remind the Jews of the Palestinian victory,” Ahmed Hassan, a customer from neighboring Egypt, said as he bought 30 vials of the perfume as souvenirs in a Gaza City shop.

Rajaey Odwan, director of Gaza’s Continental Style perfume company which markets imported fragrances and local knockoffs, said he thought he’d give customers a chance to smell victory and “turn it into a perfume”.

He sells the 2 oz black-and-green bottles made of orange, lemon and other herbal scents collected in Gaza, for about $13 apiece.

“Sales have gone through the roof,” he said.

Sales “have soared” and “gone through the roof.” Hilarious! You’re killing us!

Meanwhile, here’s video of the perfume and Gazans’ reactions to it, which should make their barbarity really hit home.

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  • Jim from Iowa

    It might be just how my mind works, but the first thing I think of every time I see the logo for Ma’an News Service is that someone has just shot the GEICO gecko dead. I prefer to cling to the idea that I can’t possibly be the only one in the world who thinks this way.

    • juvanya

      hahaha i see it

  • Biodegradable

    I’m reminded of that line from “Apocolypse Now”.

    “I just love the smell of napalm in the morning”

    http://youtu.be/bPXVGQnJm0w

    • Jim from Iowa

      And “Charlie don’t surf.” Or create a viable framework for a functional Palestinian state.

  • spindok

    Not to worry. I am sure that Israeli chemists can come up with an effective anti-perfume.

  • Wise Man

    This video really must be promoted by every pro-Israel blogger…Unintentionally, it shows that the whole narrative of “Concentration Camp Gaza” is a made up legend, based on Goebbels-like photo ops and Pallywood videos

  • juvanya

    Wow they are able to get bottles and nice labels and printers and all that fine wood and glass door despite the evil blockade?

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