An Israeli is making a killing by manufacturing memorial candles for assassinated Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin. Don Avni, a candlemaker from Mitzpe Ramon, said Monday that the Israeli airstrike that killed the terrorist leader last month saved his business. “Thanks to these candles, my factory managed to survive financially. The orders are massive,” Avni told the Ma’ariv newspaper, adding that the 3-foot-high candles bearing Yassin’s image were selling briskly in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. “It is absurd that because of Yassin my factory will not close down, but what can you do when the Israeli market is dead?”
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