A demonstration escalated outside a local KFC where protesters denounced the perceived corporate backing of Israel by several international food and beverage franchises. The event formed part of a wider call to boycott businesses like KFC, McDonald’s, and Starbucks, which activists label as sympathizers with Israel.
Organizers cite the brands’ operations in Israel as a stance against Palestine, framing their call for boycotts as a measure to combat alleged war crimes in the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict. This action follows similar protests globally, where economic leverage is used to express dissent.
It was just earlier this year that Palestinians were using their underground tunnel network to smuggle KFC into Gaza.
“Local delivery company is bringing fried chicken from the U.S. fast-food chain through tunnels under the Egypt-Gaza border, and delivering it all over the Gaza Strip,” was reported by Haaretz.