Sunday, October 31, 2010

(NEWS) Hamas Warns Against Buying Cars Imported From Israel

"Ministry says it fears bugs and bombs, but many Gazans assert the warning is a cynical business decision.

The Hamas government in the Gaza Strip is warning local politicians, government officials and faction leaders against buying cars imported from Israel for fear they may contain eavesdropping equipment or even remote-activated bombs planted by Israeli security agencies.

Ihab Ghossein, a spokesman for Hamas' Ministry of Interior, called in a statement for caution when dealing with the cars. But his warnings have fallen on deaf ears, where a four-year-old blockade has deprived Gazans of many consumer goods or put their prices out of range."

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