Zionist Death LightersTM


About a month after news of our Zionist Peppers of DeathTM comes news of another infiltrator into Lebanon: Zionist Death Lighters.TM

lighterPhoenicia-Aer Rianta Management Company [PAM], the operator of the Beirut Duty Free at Beirut International Airport, seems to have imported goods from an “Israeli” company.

The items in question are lighters. The operator put them on display in the duty free area, after removing all evidence that pointed to their Israeli origin, including Hebrew script on their packaging.

Earlier, when PAM’s management moved the items to its warehouses, the company told its employees that the script was Hindi rather than Hebrew.

The company’s claims notwithstanding, the writing on the packaging was indeed Hebrew. In addition, the lighters bore the logo of James Richardson, the company that has operated the principal duty free license at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel since the 1980s.

According to these documents, 41 boxes were sent from Milan to Beirut, out of 70 that came out of “Israel”.

In a report aired on Thursday, 7 February 2013, al-Mayadeen TV translated the Hebrew text, revealing that the items were being sold at an airport in Negev, “Israel”. So how did they make their way to PAM’s stores at the Beirut airport?

Al-Akhbar tried to contact the company a couple of times, only to be met with prevarication and empty promises to return our call.

This matter raises a number of questions: Is this the first time that “Israeli” goods have entered Lebanon? Did the customs authorities, who are entrusted with verifying the country of origin, do their job properly?

Indeed, a quick examination of the paperwork attached to the boxes reveals that the primary destination was Tel Aviv-Milan. Upon the goods’ arrival in Milan, another form was affixed over the “Israeli” one, stating that the items were being shipped from Milan to Beirut.

According to these documents, 41 boxes were sent from Milan to Beirut, out of 70 that came out of “Israel”.

And in case you are wondering about the real danger these lighters represent..

According to Ahmad Merhi, a lawyer who lobbies against economic normalization with “Israel”, the value of these goods is not what’s important. Merhi stressed that the danger of marketing “Israeli” goods in Lebanon did not lie in the enemy achieving financial profits, as much as in promoting the acceptance of the idea of having “Israeli” goods in Lebanon, in preparation for normalization.

And we all know normalization may lead to dancing.

Update: In other news, we’ve dealt with some infiltrators from Syria by giving them medical care.

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, Aussie Dave is founder and managing editor of Israellycool, one of the world's most popular pro-Israel blogs (and the one you are currently reading) He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and girlie drinks

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