Crispy con artists: Smugglers bring KFC to Gaza

( A Palestinian smuggling company is now offering Gazans the taste of Colonel Sanders’s KFC secret recipe.

The KFC logo. Credit: KFC.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, the al-Yamama company in Gaza advertises its illegal smuggling service on Facebook. It receives about 10 orders a week for KFC meals, despite the lofty cost of $30 to cover the transportation and smuggling fees. The finger lickin’ chicken goes from the deep fryers in Al-Arish in the Sinai to Gaza and to Gaza doorsteps in about three hours.

“All you need to have any KFC product is a short phone call and a few hours; then you can enjoy the great taste of fried chickens,” Rafat Shororo, an accountant in Gaza, told the Christian Science Monitor.

Israel imposed the blockade on Gaza several years ago to prevent Hamas and other Gaza terror groups from obtaining rockets and other materials needed for weapons. Recently, however, Israel has eased its restrictions into Gaza, prompting smugglers to look for other means of income, such as fried chicken. 

Posted on May 17, 2013 .