Israel’s decision to seize 23 tons of chocolate bars claiming that there entrance to Gaza funds Hamas- Palestinian Resistance Movement- has taken the internet by storm.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz approved on Monday the confiscation of 23 tons of chocolate bars which were supposed to enter the Gaza Strip.
Israel confiscates 23 tons of chocolate heading to Gaza—claiming it is intended to finance Hamas.— TIMES OF GAZA (@Timesofgaza) August 16, 2021
According to the Israeli defense ministry, Hamas is using the money from selling the chocolate bars to fund its military wing. The occupation government also claimed that Hamas was trying to gain funding by operating a broad network of food imports, including the chocolate bars, the Jerusalem post reported.
Palestinian activists slammed the Israeli cabinet's decision, on August 16th, to ban the entry of chocolate bars to Gaza Strip insisting Hamas group can’t be using chocolate bars or any food imports to get finance.
😱😱😱OMG how petty can you be? I mean I know it’s aggressive, bellicose, oppressive, and assaulter of human rights, but taking the chocolate too? Come on!🤮💩👎🏾— Charlotte (@RBB605) August 19, 2021
Some social media users condemned the seizure of the chocolate bars saying Israel always looks for any reason to practice it's apartheid and puts Hamas as an excuse.
Another person mocked it and wrote: “Yes they plan to eat their way to victory...and weaponize diabetes.”
Yes they plan to eat their way to victory...and weaponise diabetes 🤣 https://t.co/AzwnbmGqio— smile2jannah (@smile2jannah) August 17, 2021
Moreover, some have linked the incident to Ben & Jerry's decision to ban the sale of its products in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories in July. The decision was met with backlashes by Israeli government claiming Ben & Jerry’s as “anti-Israel” and urged the US government to impose sanctions on the South Burlington, Vermont-based company.
Israel has imposed a harsh land, air, and sea blockade on the Gaza Strip since 2007. Crossings were repeatedly shut and buffer zones were reinstated. Imports declined, exports were blocked, and fewer Gazans were given exit permits to Israel and the West Bank.
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