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Gaza business smuggles in KFC from Egypt

May 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM   |   Comments

GAZA, May 17 (UPI) -- A Palestinian company said it has found business success by bringing chicken from KFC into Gaza across the Egyptian border.

Mohammed al-Madani, financial manager of al-Yamama company, said the business idea came when employees contacted a friend who works at the KFC in al-Arish, Egypt, with some orders and they were able to smuggle the food through a tunnel within three hours, The Christian Science Monitor reported Friday.

"Then we asked ourselves, 'Why don't we provide this service for Gazans?'" al-Madani said. "Most of those who order are people who are accustomed to travel and eat KFC food around the world."

He said smuggling the food into Gaza isn't difficult.

"After getting the orders, we call our partner in al-Arish and ask him to make the orders, after getting the meals, he goes to a specific tunnel and asks smugglers to transfer them into the other side of the tunnel; this may take a few minutes," al-Madani said.

Topics: Gaza
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