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On one of the very first Gaza vlogs I shared, we saw two guys who went for a pizza in Gaza City after buying a new tripod for their cellphone camera...
The #Gaza you don't see on the news.
When I saw this, I was like, whoa they have pizzerias in Gaza. Who knew? I didn't know back then that Gaza is full of thriving restaurants. Turns out the pizzeria in question is a well-known Gaza establishment called Pizza a-Taboon بيتزا الطابون.
Pizza a-Taboon in Gaza City بيتزا الطابون serves pizza (duh) and other things.
More photos of Pizza a-Taboon بيتزا الطابون in Gaza City.
And here's a funny little anecdote. Pizza a-Taboon بيتزا الطابون in Gaza City entered its address as Unknown Soldier Road, "Al-Jundi Al-Majhool". But Google Maps couldn't this road name in Gaza City, so it suggested, as it tends to do, another Unknown Soldier Road, in the area...
Thinking I must have made a mistake, I virtually drove all up and down the smallish Rehov Hakhayal Ha'Almoni (The Unknown Soldier), in the southern Israeli city of Qiryat Gat, on Google Street View. No Pizzerias. It's a quiet residential street, with no stores or businesses.
And Pizza a-Taboon بيتزا الطابون is definitely in Gaza. According to Google Maps, according to Facebook, according to those guys on the vlog. Either the owners didn't notice the mistake when they made the business page on Google Maps, or they just didn't care.

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