Friday, December 16, 2011

Egyptians demanding Israelis goods from Gaza tunnels!

Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist quotes Egyptian media as saying that the demand for Israeli products is growing in the northern Sinai.

According to the article, Gazans have been smuggling Israeli goods outbound from the Gaza tunnels and into Egypt, where customers are demanding higher-quality Israeli goods - even when they are more expensive than local products.

Israeli cream is in high demand, but smugglers are also selling milk powder, shampoo, biscuits, chocolate, halvah - and even Israeli hummous!

Vendors say that the Israeli products are in high demand. In the past they would erase the "Made in Israel" logos, but they no longer do, as it is a selling point.

The chairman of the Sinai Chamber of Commerce is concerned, saying that the influx of Israeli products is worrying him, as it is hurting local manufacturers.

(h/t Nadav)