Shawarma restaurant named “October 7” opens in Karak

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KARAK – On Thursday, a video circulated by activists on social media sites showed the opening of a shawarma restaurant named “October 7” in the city of Karak, in the south of Jordan. The name commemorates the day when Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, launched Operation Al-Aqsa Flood.اضافة اعلان

The clip showed dozens of people lined up in front of the restaurant. According to the video, "the workers in the place wear uniform shirts with October 7 written on them, Quds Press and Nabd reported.

Karak’s historic pro-Palestinian sentiment
The Karak governorate, where the restaurant is located, is considered one of the most pro-Palestinian cities.

The Israeli occupation targeted and killed Palestinian journalist Hamza Al-Dahdouh earlier in January, and the municipality of Karak had previously announced renaming one of the streets in the governorate in his honor.

“In embodiment of the sacrifice of the people in the Gaza Strip and their steadfastness in the face of the barbaric Zionist brutal attack, and in appreciation of the sacrifices of the dean of journalists and the father of the martyrs, Wael Al-Dahdouh, the council of the Greater Karak Municipality decided to name one of its streets after the martyr Hamza Wael Al-Dahdouh,” the municipality said in a statement.

Israel’s reactions
Israeli media picked up the news of the opening of the restaurant and circulated the video clip, prompting many Israelis to express their disbelief.

The news infuriated Tel Aviv officials as the Leader of the Opposition in Israel, Yair Lapid, said, “The shameful glorification of October 7 must stop.”

“We expect the Jordanian government to condemn this matter publicly and unequivocally,” Lapid added, via a post on X.

Yedioth Ahronoth, an Israeli newspaper, reported, "The restaurant (October 7), in a country with which we have a peace agreement, is another proof of the deterioration of relations with Jordan."

What do Jordanians ultimately think?
A previous opinion poll in Jordan, conducted by the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) at the University of Jordan on the Israeli occupation’s aggression on Gaza, showed that “the majority of Jordanians support [Operation Al-Aqsa Flood].”

Al-Qassam Brigades launched Operation Al-Aqsa Flood on October 7 in response to the Israeli occupation’s violations in the occupied Palestinian territories.

In retaliation and illegal collective punishment, the Israeli occupation has waged a brutal 111-day war on the Gaza Strip, killing 25,700 and injuring 63,740 people, the majority of whom are children and women. The battle has also resulted in unparalleled levels of destruction and humanitarian crises.

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