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July 1, 2014 12:44 am

IDF Distributes Candy Bearing Anti-Hamas Messages in West Bank

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IDF reserve soldiers in staging areas around the Gaza Strip in November 2012. Photo: Israel Defense Forces.

Times of Israel – Israeli forces have distributed candy bearing political messages against Hamas in cities throughout the West Bank, Palestinian media reported on Sunday.

According to Ma’an news agency, on the first day of Ramadan Palestinians in Ramallah and Nablus were surprised to discover lollipops with a note attached to them in Arabic reading “Happy Ramadan, a bit of sweetness after Hamas made life bitter in the West Bank.” An erroneous use of the Arabic word for “bitter” caused Palestinians to assume with near-certainty that the source of the message was Israeli rather than Palestinian.

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