Pizza Hut apologizes for laughing at eating hunger strike leader

Pizza Hut International apologizes for Pizza Hut Israel's 'inappropriate' Facebook joke, says employee who published it was fired.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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Pizza Hut Israel apologized for an "inappropriate" picture mocking archterrorist and hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouti for secretly breaking his fast.

Published by Israel Police earlier this week, the picture shows Barghouti eating secretly in his prison cell.

Pizza Hut took the picture and photoshopped a pizza box into it, adding the caption, "Barghouti, if you are going to break your (hunger) strike, isn't pizza the better choice?"

The Arab world did not like the joke, and called on the public to boycott Pizza Hut.

In response,Pizza Hut Israel removed the picture and published an apology.

"Pizza Hut International apologizes for the insult caused by Pizza Hut Israel's Facebook post," the Facebook apology read.

"It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect Pizza Hut's values. The image was removed immediately, and we have fired the employee who posted it.

"We apologize to all who have been insulted."

Pizza Hut Israel responded, "This was a humorous post regarding our delivery services. Pizza Hut Israel decided to remove the post immediately after being requested to do so by Pizza Hut International."