Israeli Supermarket Ad Campaign Spoofs Dubai Hit Video Footage


al-mabouh-dubaiAn Israeli supermarket is looking to cash in on the infamous surveillance video of an assassination team suspected of killing a Hamas commander in Dubai with a new commercial inspired by the footage.

A new TV campaign for the Mahsanei Kimat Hinam supermarket chain shows actors wearing wigs and hats and carrying tennis rackets as they make their way through store aisles.

Advertising executive Sefi Shaked says the campaign was inspired by the footage released by Dubai police that allegedly shows the disguised killers prowling the halls of a posh hotel ahead of the killing of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh last month.

Mabhouh was found dead in his Dubai hotel room on January 20 in what police say they are almost certain was a hit by Israel’s Mossad spy agency.

Shaked says the commercial even uses the same kind of surveillance cameras as those used in Dubai.

Dubai police have said they are almost certain Israel carried out the killing, while Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said there is no proof tying Israeli to the killing.

The commercials are expected to air in time for the Yom Tov of Pesach.

{Comcast/Yair Newscenter}


  1. I think that this ad campaign is really stupid. Better yet, why would you get Hamas angry at a supermaket? Are they looking for real terrible publicity? Oiber chachomim. Hashem yeracheim!

  2. I think it’s very funny; I look forward to seeing it! Don’t take things so seriously- if they can party when one of ours is hit, we can at least enjoy a good laugh when one of theirs is.