Sweet bakery Shoprite, a Palestinian bakery in the West Bank city of Ramallah, is expected to open its doors on April 6.
The shoprite bakery is located in the al-Qalqilya neighborhood of Ramalla, which has a population of nearly 1,000 Palestinians.
The bakery is one of a handful of Palestinian bakeries to have been opened by the Palestinian Authority since the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993.
Shoprite opened its doors in May 2018, with the help of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, which provides assistance to Palestinian bakerry.
The bakery will be the first to sell sweets in the Palestinian territory.
According to the shoprite website, its owner, Youssef Abu Eesa, has been baking for two decades.
“I started this business in 2005.
I am a Palestinian baker, but it is not a Palestinian shop,” he said in a statement on Shoprite’s website.
“I am very proud to be here and the Palestinian baker community is very proud of me.”
Shopressa said that since opening, his business has doubled in size, adding that his customers have welcomed him with open arms.
Abu Eesa has not revealed the exact size of the bakery, but his customers are able to order the sweets as many times as they want, he said.
Shoprite also sells bakery items for other bakeries in Ramallah.
Shopresses owners said that Palestinians in the region are not allowed to make or sell any type of goods in Ramalla.
Israel restricts Palestinian goods entering the Palestinian territories, and Israel has also imposed a moratorium on exports from the Westbank settlements.
A large number of Palestinian products are exported to Israel, according to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights.