This is too funny.
Well…the Palestinian/Israeli conflict isn’t funny, really, but this little story is.
Apparently when masked gunmen blew up a wall in the Gaza Strip that had kept Palestinians in place, allowing them easy entry into Egypt, they took money with them to buy non-essential items that Israel had banned them from buying. Shopkeepers on the Egypt side were only too happy to sell them whatever they liked, and all of this led to a few problems for the shopkeepers, local shoppers and the Palestinian visitors:
- The local folks complained that everything had sold out and prices shot up because of supply and demand.
- The visiting Palestinians complained that the shopkeepers had sold foods that were past their expiration date (this happens in the UK, too, mostly with Asian/Middle Eastern shopkeepers, but at least they’re marked ‘out of date’)
- and finally, the shopkeepers complained that the Palestinians had used counterfeit money to buy the expired foods.
This little tidbit comes from Israel Today, a site that apparently takes the joy of confining people in a dusty, rock-strewn cage and seeing what happens, then reporting on it to the rest of the world.