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Cellcom Ad Sparks Controversy In Israel (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 08/14/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:35 PM ET

A new Israeli cell phone commercial has sparked anger from Palestinians and left-wing Israelis, ABC reports.

The Cellcom ad features Israeli soldiers leaving their patrol to play football over the highly controversial West Bank wall with unseen Palestinians on the other side.

ABC reports that the commercial closes with a voiceover saying, "We all just want to have fun."

The production company behind the commercial has said the ad aims to encourage people to overcome obstacles, according to ABC.

The wall has been highly criticized by multiple groups and organizations. The International Court of Justice ruled the wall illegal five years ago for violating Palestinian's rights, and last week AP reported that a UN official said Israel would have to take it down.



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