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Monday, May 21, 2012

"Very dangerous" Israeli candy infiltrates Lebanon

While Lebanese citizens are killing each other over their Syrian loyalties, an even more important story has come out of Lebanon:

A joint national and security forces committee has seized Israeli made candies in the southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh, al-Liwaa newspaper reported on Monday.

The candies had wrappers with Hebrew inscriptions on them and another layer of Arab writings about the name of the alleged Syrian factory that made them. They were stashed in hundreds of bags, it said.

The committee is now questioning the trader who smuggled the candies to the camp.

This is a very dangerous phenomenon which should be resolved responsibly,” the head of the committee of social affairs for popular committees in the southern city of Sidon, Fouad Othman, said.

“This requires the reunification of all Palestinian efforts inside the camp,” he added.

Othman also urged the Lebanese authorities to investigate how the candies were smuggled to Lebanon and then to Ain el-Hilweh.
They have a photo of this "candy:"


These wrappers say "Tnuva Butter." 

Maybe it tastes so good that they thought it was candy.

Or maybe it just had the same physical effects of other Israeli products smuggled to Arab areas.