Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Shopping Mall being built in Gaza

From an article by Khaled Abu Toameh in the Jerusalem Post

"The biggest Palestinian shopping mall is scheduled to open in the Gaza Strip in mid-June.

This will be the second shopping mall to open in the Gaza Strip in a year. Last July, Palestinians opened a two-story mall that includes a supermarket, international clothing stores, a food court, beauty products, a children’s playground and a restaurant..."

The modern three-story complex is the first of its kind in the Palestinian territories, said Ehab al-Issawi, executive director of the Al-Hayat Tureed Company that owns the mall.

Issawi explained that the first floor would house a huge supermarket that would consist of various departments offering food and household items as well as stationary.

The second floor would have many clothes and gift shops, while the third floor would become home to a large restaurant, a modern coffee shop, a cinema and entertainment sites for children."

Its become increasingly obvious that there is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The flotilla proponents have begun abandon their "starving Gazans" rhetoric and are focusing on "breaking the siege"- or rather, opening the waters to shipments of Iranian weapons.

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