Gaza Eatery Offers Discounts to North Koreans, But No Takers

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The Arabic sign on this shawarma restaurant in the Gaza Strip reads, “Raba restaurant announces 80% discount for Korean customers in appreciation of Korea’s leader role toward the Palestinian cause.” (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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 President Donald Trump’s recent recognition of Yerushalayim 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.

Hamas and Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority earlier this year issued statements expressing appreciation for Pyongyang’s support.

Last week, North Korea denounced President Donald Trump’s decision on Yerushalayim as a “reckless, wicked act.”