Palestinians call for ‘Pizza Hut’ boycott
TEL AVIV: Palestinians called for a boycott of Pizza Hut on Tuesday after the company’s franchise in Israel was accused of mocking hunger-striking prisoners.
The franchise’s Facebook page was said to have shared an image released by Israeli police, which shows Palestinian hunger-strike leader, Marwan Barghouti, secretly breaking his fast.
“Barghouti, if you are going to break your (hunger) strike, isn’t pizza the better choice?” a screenshot of the post said, with a pizza box seemingly photoshopped into the picture.
The image was later removed from the Facebook page, though it was still found on the page of at least one local branch. A spokesman for Pizza Hut International apologised for the post.
Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are currently on hunger strike over their conditions. AFP to be eligible for surgery, he had to lose a large amount of his initial bulk. He also had to get his diabetes and blood pressure under control.
The operation was given the green light when doctors said they were pleased with his steady progress and motivation, which marked a change for Franco, who had spent years in bed.
When the second procedure is done, likely in November, Franco’s stomach size will be reduced and his intestines modified. AFP
Juan Pedro Franco had gastric bypass surgery on Tuesday.