Elder of Ziyon: Botox treatments, cosmetic surgeries surge in Gaza

Pregnancies significantly changed Safa Ahmad’s physical appearance, which began to affect her marriage and cause her psychological problems. About five months ago, Safa, a 28-year-old living in Gaza City, had breast implants in the hope they would help her feel better psychologically and improve things at home.

“My husband wanted to marry someone else because of the changes in my looks after I gave birth to three sons,” she told Al-Monitor. “But by coincidence, I heard about cosmetic surgeries in Gaza, and I suggested to my husband that I have one. He immediately agreed, so I got silicon breast implants, and they drastically changed my looks as well as my marital and family life. My husband then let go of the idea of marrying someone else.”

It’s not only women in Gaza getting cosmetic surgery. Men are also having it. Ahmad Hassan, 32, felt stuck in life after a number of girls rejected his proposals of marriage because wrinkles on his face made him look like a man in his 50s…

Seems things in Gaza are not all bad after all.

h/t Marvin

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  • DVult

    So you marry a girl. She has three sons for you then you want to divorce her because she no longer looks so good according to you. She gets a boob job. You change your mind and everyone lives happily ever after. A nice pislamic fairy tale.

  • DMB

    They need to look good for their appearances in the next Hamas made Pallywood productions. No different from the plastic surgery industry in Hollywood. So for palestinians it’s lights, camera and action. http://www.thomaswictor.com/fake-atrocity-video-from-gaza/

    • ntt1

      true …last go round they had dead Syrian kids they imported and they still looked amazing being posed in paliwood productions several times, I hope they renovate poor old flattened Fatima she could use a gallon or two of botox

  • ntt1

    a guy wants to divorce his wife because gravity is winning? she agrees to a boob job and everything is fine? how does that work.? she is still stuck with the stupid f**ker

  • Exile1981

    Wow, I’m so glad the UN relief and medical fund is paying for boob jobs so a jihadi can be happier at night. Dear Freaking god, this should be another nail in the UN coffin but it won’t be. Until we can get our of funding this stupidity we will never survive as a country.

  • BillyHW

    Paid for by your tax dollars.

    • Alain


  • Jay Currie

    But… It’s an open air prison.

    I suspect things are going to be shifting in Gaza fairly soon. The Egyptians seem serious about isolating Hamas. With the tunnels cut and Hamas in open violation of the peace accord requiring joint Hamas/PA admin of border crossings Hamas is going to get weaker. At some point the ordinary Gazan will have had enough.

    • Exile1981

      I’m not sure Hamas has run the TV stations for so long that the adults now where raised on the poison those stations spew.

  • Frances

    Are they Muslims? There are Christians Palestinians also living in Gaza.

    That being said, I am really sorry for this woman. She has married a shallow, superficial man who can’t see beyond physical “beauty” and is obsessed with younger women who haven’t given birth.

    We have three chidlren, and are heading towards our 44th anniversary and the birth of our next grandchild with great gratitude for the gifts God has given us.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    How does a Muslim woman know that her husband won’t treat her the same as his other wives?

    Because the Koran says so!

    On the plus side (??), it encourages polygamist husbands to give some time to their old wives…..

    Koran 4:129
    Ye are never able to be fair and just as between women, even if it is your ardent desire: But turn not away (from a woman) altogether, so as to leave her (as it were) hanging (in the air). If ye come to a friendly understanding, and practise self- restraint, Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.


  • Barrington Minge

    1. How would he know she looks different under the headbag?
    2. You can’t put lipstick on a pig.

  • Most the women there are really ugly as sin – and no amount of plastic surgery can help them. I have a theory that this is one reason Moslem men are so full of anger and hatred, and yearning to commit suicide or send their women to blow themselves up!

    • Just a bit of malice on my part, I confess. I am sure not all Arab women are ugly, and ugliness is not a sin anyhow. However, I do suspect that most Arab women do look bad, due to their being sexually abused and beaten by their husbands and other men. Also, being stuck at home all day makes them fat.

  • just a thought