This is a guest post by St Jude
With a savage, bloody civil war in neighbouring Syria spilling over the border, it’s good to know that Lebanese security forces are focusing on what really matters: the Zionist infiltration of greengrocers’ shelves.
Al Bawaba and Daily Star Lebanon report that a New Year’s Day attempt by Israel to establish a vegetable-based* beachhead in the coastal city of Sidon was foiled thanks to an eagle-eyed shopper’s inspection of some mixed peppers:
When military intelligence and police arrived to the supermarket, one of the largest retailers in the country, they reportedly discovered “13 similar bags that have the word ‘Israel’ printed on the sale tag,” the newspaper reported.
Police experts pointed out that the international bar code for the Israeli items was scratched with a pen and a new code was handwritten on the bag.
The Lebanese military judiciary is now investigating how the products passed through the customs department at the port or the airport.
According to the article, laws dating from 1955 outlaw any sort of commercial activity with Israel. I guess ’salaad’ between the two nations will have to wait.
(*Yes, peppers are a fruit. Botanically. But they’re vegetables, culinarily.)