McDonald’s Reaffirms Its Stance On Gaza


McDonald’s in the UAE, Bahrain, KSA, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar all released the same statement on Thursday.

The statement reads:

“We are dismayed by the disinformation and inaccurate reports regarding our position in response to the conflict in the Middle East. McDonald’s Corporation is not funding or supporting any governments involved in this conflict, and any actions from our local Developmental Licensee business partners were made independently without McDonald’s consent or approval.

“Our hearts are with all of the communities and families impacted by this crisis. We abhor violence of any kind and firmly stand against hate speech, and we will always proudly open our doors to everyone.
We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our people in the region while supporting the communities where we operate”

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The news followed people across the Middle East and abroad avoiding American chains after McDonald’s Israel donated meals to Israeli medical and military personnel

Since then, the Israel McDonald’s has been deactivated.

The ‘McDonald’s Israel’ Instagram account has been restricted in the MENA region

McDonald’s UAE had previously announced that it’s a local enterprise with full ownership and operations overseen by the Emirates Fast Food Company…at the time the group made an AED1 million donation towards Tarahum for Gaza

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