GAZA CITY — Islamic Hamas authorities have burned fifteen tons of Snickers chocolate bars in Gaza on Thursday.
They hurled boxes of the peanut chocolate candy bar into a bomb crater, dousing them with diesel and lighting them in a crackling bonfire following a company recall.
Confectionary giant Mars recalled sweets from its Netherlands factory last month after “a small piece of red plastic” was found in a Snickers bar.
Three children from a nearby Bedouin encampment managed to snatch some of the chocolate bars before they melted away.
Israel has maintained tight restrictions on imports to the Gaza Strip since the militant Islamic group Hamas violently took over the enclave in 2007. Chocolate is exempt from the restrictions and Gaza should be able to restock its Snickers supply soon.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.