Well, apparently not. Not all of them, anyway. Our Flemish correspondent VH has translated this tasty little morsel from the Belgian website Joods Actueel:
Luxury in Gaza: The images “Broederlijk Delen” & co. wants to hide from the outside world- - - - - - - - -
Cactus Roots Club in Gaza
We hear from organizations such as Broederlijk Delen [“Brotherly Sharing”; “a Flemish faith-based non-profit aid organization that supports local groups in the global South”] and Intal [ditto; “Globalize Solidarity!”] quite often about the “appalling humanitarian situation” in the Palestinian territories. We have often poked holes in this misrepresented image and continue to do so. This time with images of a luxurious restaurant and catering service in Gaza. Visit the website and literally fall from your chair!
Want to have a look in the extensive menu? That is possible here. Please note — for those having trouble deciding — the menu includes no fewer than sixteen pages, with dozens of main courses and appetizers. You have thus been warned! We have already opted for the Chateaubriand in Béarnaise sauce or the Pavés de Rumsteak au Poivre vert, although the Sole Meunière and the Cordon bleu chicken (p.12) also do not seem too bad…
We daresay that Brigitte Herremans (the Palestine envoy for Broederlijk Delen — ed.) will have frequently eaten her sandwiches here. And in case you might be around, here’s the address: Cairo Street, Rimal, Gaza. A table can be booked in advance by emailing, or calling +970 8 288 8666.
[More photos at the article]
And don’t forget this video of the posh establishment: