KFC Branch in Algiers Forced to Close after Two Days amid War on Gaza

8:31 - April 18, 2024
News ID: 3487982
IQNA – The American fast-food chain KFC closed its first branch in Algeria’s capital after protests.

Algerians hold rally to condemn Israeli war on Gaza


The closure came just two days after the opening of the branch, amid protests over US support to Israel. 

KFC, along with several other Western brands, faces boycott campaigns worldwide over accusations of financially supporting Israel in its destructive war on the Gaza Strip.

The KFC branch in the Dali Ibrahim area west of Algiers closed its doors on Wednesday two days after its opening on Monday, according to Algerian media.

Shortly after its opening, Algerians demonstrated outside the branch, accusing KFC of financially supporting Israel in its ongoing war on the Palestinian enclave since Oct. 7, 2023.

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There has been no comment from the Algerian authorities on the KFC branch’s closure yet.

KFC Branch in Algiers Forced to Close after Two Days amid War on Gaza

The Israeli regime has waged a deadly military offensive on the Gaza Strip since October 7.

More than 33,900 Palestinians, mostly women and children, have since been killed in Gaza, and over 76,600 others injured amid mass destruction and shortages of necessities.

The Israeli war has pushed 85% of Gaza’s population into internal displacement amid acute shortages of food, clean water and medicine, while 60% of the enclave's infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed, according to the UN.

Israel stands accused of genocide at the International Court of Justice. An interim ruling in January ordered Tel Aviv to stop genocidal acts and take measures to guarantee that humanitarian assistance is provided to civilians in Gaza.


Source: Anadolu Agency