What you need to know about the Apple store in Tel Aviv
Apple’s Israeli retail chain, Apple Store, is on the brink of closure due to the ongoing Israeli war in Gaza, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Sunday.
The Apple store, which opened its doors in Tel-Aviv on July 8, has since been closed for nearly two weeks, according to a post on the company’s website.
The company had initially said the store would open again next month, but has since said the closure will not extend beyond that.
“We are at a loss for words.
The Apple Store is the jewel in our crown, the jewel of our brand.
Our store is the only store in the world where we offer the best of all worlds.
But we are at an impasse,” Apple said in the post.”
This closure will take time to resolve, and we are grateful for the kind words of our customers and our valued customers.
But at this time, we can no longer keep the peace,” the post continued.
“This closure is in addition to the restrictions imposed by the Israeli government on the store by the military, which is prohibited under international law.”
Israel has imposed restrictions on Apple in recent weeks, with the government prohibiting the company from selling its products to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and also from using the company logo.
The announcement of the closure comes just days after a string of Israeli attacks on Palestinian-owned stores, with Apple being one of the companies targeted.
On Friday, a Palestinian man opened fire at the store, wounding one of its employees, before fleeing the scene.
The incident, which was captured on video, sparked international outrage, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issuing an emergency decree banning the store from operating until further notice.
The Israeli government has also stepped up its security measures in recent days, with security forces patrolling the streets of Tel Aviv, and in the nearby settlement of Beit Hanoun.
Apple has not responded to a request for comment from the Jerusalem Post.
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