A fast food restaurant that recently opened in Jordan is causing concern in Israel because of its name “7. October,” which “glorifies” Hamas, caused a stir.
The opening of this restaurant was described as shameful, the Chron reported.
A video shared on social media shows the restaurant in the city of Kerak, Jordan. The restaurant signage says “7. October” and refers to the date of the Hamas attack in Israel.
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The video sparked widespread reaction in Israel, whose leaders condemned the restaurant owner and reiterated that more than 1,200 people were killed in the Hamas massacre.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid shared the video on We expect the Jordanian government to publicly and unequivocally condemn this.”
The shameful glorification of October 7th must stop. The incitement and hatred against Israel breeds terrorism and extremism, which led to the brutal massacre of October 7th.
We expect the Jordanian government to publicly and unequivocally condemn this https://t.co/KwyeqHAiXO
— יאיר לפיד – Yair Lapid (@yairlapid) January 25, 2024
The owner denied allegations that the name was linked to Hamas attacks and said it was his daughter's graduation date, sources said. He has since changed the name of his kebab to just “October” and reiterated that his restaurant has no political connections.