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January 1, 2013 10:34 am

Report: Lebanese Military Summoned After Man Discovers Israeli Peppers at Supermarket

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The Lebanese military intelligence and police force were summoned today after a man, who wished to remain anonymous, discovered packets of peppers that were made in Israel at a Spinneys supermarket located in the southern town of Sidon, according to the Lebanese Daily Star newspaper.

The packets contained three kinds of peppers, and prompted the man who discovered them to immediately contact the “local authorities who in turn contacted the Lebanese Army.”

According to the report, the case was then referred to the military judiciary who were charged with investigating how the products made it into the country.

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“Spinneys had a similar incident almost ten years ago when shoppers discovered mugs made in Israel being sold at the retailer,” wrote the Daily Star.

Spinneys is a high end supermarket chain in the Middle East whose majority shareholder is Dubai based private equity firm Abraaj Capital.

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  • Sophie Osnah

    My goodness…and …with such an “important issue”…shouldn’t the U.N. also have been contacted?

  • Arnie-Canada

    Can you imagine that ? They called in the army because Israeli grown vegetables made it into a Lebanese store. I am curious what will be the outcome. Will anyone be put in jail or executed by a mob. Will this be known as “peppergate ” ?

  • Yossi Bar-Negev

    Aha. Leave it to Israeli ingenuity – Israeli Spy Peppers!!!