Caroline Flack, the former chief executive of fashion retailer Chelsea, has opened a new salon, with plans to offer salon services to Palestinians and Syrians.
Flack said on Tuesday she will open a salon in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, near the Syrian border, with the aim of making salon services accessible to Palestinians.
The Haifa salon is also opening a new shop in the eastern city of Netanya, which is home to some 40,000 Palestinians.
“I think that for a lot of people, the last thing they want to do is go to a hairdressing salon,” Flack told the Jerusalem Post.
“It is a way of making a living, not for themselves, but for the Palestinian people.”
The Haaretz newspaper reported that Flack is set to open a new hairdo shop in Ashkelor, and a salon shop in Netanya in December.
Flacks Haavara hairdyling shop in Israel will be a haute salon.
The salon’s first client will be the Palestinian group, the International Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, who wants to use the salon to offer medical care to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
“We think the Haavaras are the right place to do this,” Flacks spokesperson Eran Gavriel said.
Flacking was also one of the first celebrities to publicly support a two-state solution.
She wrote on Twitter in 2015 that “peace is not the solution.
The solution is two states, with one Jewish majority and one Arab minority.””
The only way to achieve peace is to secure two states,” she wrote.
“The Palestinians have no choice but to accept the Israeli occupation, its policies, and the crimes committed against them, including illegal settler-colonialism and racial discrimination.”