A Gazan cosmetics company has decided to name its newest fragrance after long range M-75 missiles which were fired by Hamas into Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, during the recent Operation Pillar of Defense between Israel and Palestine.
According to Gazan cosmetics company owner, Shadi Adwan, naming the company’s newest perfume after the M-75 missile is in order ‘to honor the victory of the Palestinian people and resistance during the eight-day war,’ he said to Islamist Daily Al-Resalah, and reported by the Times of Israel.
“The fragrance is pleasant and attractive, like the missiles of the Palestinian resistance, and especially the M-75,” with Adwan stating the purpose of the Gazan perfume “to remind citizens of the victory wherever they may be, even in China.”
The fragrance will be released in both a male and female version, with the M-75 perfume to cost double the price of other perfumes in the company’s collection. The high price is said to reflect the perfume’s unique ingredients, “worthy of the victory in the Gaza strip.”
The Israel-Gaza Conflict of 2012 occurred between November 14-21, 2012. During this time 1,506 rockets were launched from Gaza into Israel, among them the the M-75 missile. The M-75 missile is manufactured in Gaza by Hamas’s Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades. Hamas claims that the missiles have a range of up to 46 miles.
For the first time in history, Hamas launched not one but two missiles at Jerusalem, which is considered to be a holy city in Islam. The Prophet Muhammed is said to have ascended to heaven at the site of the Dome of the Rock, and is one of of Islam’s holiest sites.
This is not the first time that a fragrance has been released which celebrates war against Israel. In 2006, a perfume called “the scent of resistance,” was released in Lebanon, only months after the Second Lebanon War.