The New Arab wrote on Nov 3:
Egyptian consumer goods have, in recent days, flourished as a direct result of a massive boycott campaign targeting the sales of Western products amid an ongoing Israeli war against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. [...]
On Thursday, 2 November, the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) called on citizens in an official statement to suspend the boycott movement, which has been taking a toll on local businesses. [...]
McDonald's Israel has ignited the situation after it gave away food donations and discounts to Israeli soldiers following the ongoing Israeli-Hamas fighting that had claimed the lives of thousands of Palestinians, sparking the outrage of Egyptians and Arabs in general.
McDonald's Egypt, however, declared its support of the Palestinian cause, donating millions of pounds.
But the US franchise's attempt to appease the public did not stop Egyptians from antagonising the once-most favourite fast food restaurant. [...] Most Western restaurants have, in recent days, put forward special offers and discounts to garner customers. [...]
Once one of the most favourable coffee places in town, the originally American Starbucks, was almost empty of guests on a Friday morning, the first day of the Weekend in Egypt, where occupancy is always the highest.
Are people in other countries besides Egypt boycotting Western brands, as a result of the war in Gaza?