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.
(Photo courtesy of al-Liwaa newspaper)
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