Gaza eatery offers discounts to N. Koreans, if they ever arrive
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Gaza eatery offers discounts to N. Koreans, if they ever arrive

Owner of Jabaliya restaurant says he wants to show appreciation after Pyongyang rejected Trump’s Jerusalem declaration

A Palestinian customer walks out of a shawarma restaurant with a poster of North Korean leader Jim Jong in Jebaliya refugee camp, Gaza Strip, December 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
A Palestinian customer walks out of a shawarma restaurant with a poster of North Korean leader Jim Jong in Jebaliya refugee camp, Gaza Strip, December 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Gaza eatery is offering massive discounts to North Korean diners but there is just one problem — there are no North Koreans in Gaza.

Ibrahim Raba, manager of a shawarma restaurant in Gaza’s Jabaliya refugee camp, says he is offering the 80 percent discounts to show his appreciation for North Korea’s rejection of US President Donald Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

He has also placed a large photo of reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the glass door entrance to his restaurant.

A new Kim fan, Raba likes to quote the North Korean leader, saying: “Trump proved he is mentally deranged.”

And though Raba knows there are no North Koreans in Gaza, he hopes they will come someday, perhaps after joining other foreign aid workers.

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