Jerusalem’s PS2 component cables are going up for auction, says media outlet
On the heels of a court decision in which a Tel Aviv court awarded a Palestinian group $1.5 million for a section of a PS2 controller that was not originally meant for a Palestinian market, a Tel-Aviv-based media outlet reports that a section will soon be auctioned off for the first time, for the purpose of helping Palestinians with the cost of purchasing components.
The Jerusalem Post first reported the news on Monday.
According to the publication, the auction of the components is being organized by the Gaza-based Palestinian Authority and will be held in Israel.
The auction, which is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM (GMT+8) on Monday, will be the first public sale of a part of the controller in Gaza, according to the Jerusalem Post.
The sale is part of a campaign called “Gaza’s Own PS2 Controller.”
The article continues:According to the Palestinian Authority, the controller has been in Gaza for several years, and it was initially intended for Palestinian use.
However, it was not used by Palestinians.
The Palestinians have since had to import components, including a joystick, a game pad, a microphone and speakers, in order to manufacture a new controller for the PS2.
According to a statement from the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ministry has also asked the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Trade to launch an investigation into the controller.
The article notes that the sale of the PS3 controller is expected to bring about $100,000 in revenue to the PA, as well as $3 million in sales tax revenue to Gaza.
It also notes that a Palestinian component is being sold for $10,000 each, which the publication says is a great deal.
The Gaza-area controllers, which are also referred to as “gaba” or “gabri,” were first released in 2004, and in 2005, a year after that, the Palestinian cabinet issued a decree ordering them to be distributed to Gaza residents.
In 2005, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was quoted as saying that the controllers were essential to Gaza’s development, and that they are an important part of Gazan society.
In 2014, the Gaza government signed a memorandum of understanding with the PA to allow the Gaza residents to purchase the components of the controllers, but they did not receive the controller until 2017.
Since then, the sale and distribution of the Gaza controllers have been halted due to security reasons.