A recently opened fast food restaurant in Jordan has caused an uproar in Israel because of its name, “October 7,” which “glorifies” the Hamas movement.
The Daily Mail reported that the opening of this restaurant was described as shameful.
A video clip circulated on social media shows the restaurant, which is located in the city of Karak, Jordan. The restaurant's sign reads “October 7th,” referring to the date of the Hamas attack in Israel.
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The video sparked widespread reactions in Israel, whose leaders condemned the restaurant owner, stressing that the Hamas massacre killed more than 1,200 people.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid shared the video on Channel X, accompanying it with the following comment: “The shameful glorification of October 7 must stop. Incitement and hatred against Israel leads to terrorism and extremism, which led to the October 7 massacre. We expect the Jordanian government to condemn this publicly and unequivocally.”
She added that the owner denied the accusations that the name was linked to Hamas attacks, and said that it was his daughter’s graduation date. He has since changed the name of his kebab restaurant to keep only “October”, reiterating that his restaurant has no political ties.