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Goldstone scarf a fashion hit in Gaza

Nov. 6, 2009 at 8:16 AM   |   Comments

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JERUSALEM, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A scarf with the name of Judge Richard Goldstone, author of the U.N. report accusing Israel of war crimes, is a fashion hit in Gaza, a store owner says.

Palestinian store owner Tareq Abu Dayya said a small amount of the traditional Arab head scarves bearing Goldstone's name, cross stitched in Arabic near the fringe, proved to be a hit and were quickly sold out, Maan news agency said Friday.

Abu Dayya said he is having more scarves made to meet the demand, the news agency said.

The scarves are sewn by a handful of Palestinian women who work at a local embroidery shop.

"Goldstone and his report on what happened in Gaza during Israel's Operation Cast Lead last winter has captured the public's imagination. He came and listened and showed to the international community what Palestinians underwent here," Abu Dayya told the news agency.

Abu Dayya said he intends to expand the Goldstone collection, and put the judge's face on mugs, hats and pins, the agency said. The Goldstone head scarf costs locals $22.50, the agency said

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