Spanish fashion company Inditex has joined the list of international companies temporarily closing operations in Israel. Worker safety would be a major concern said Zara. There are also obvious concerns about material losses.

Besides Zara, other companies have announced temporary closures, including Swedish retailers Hennes Mauritz, also known as H&M, and Ikea.

Over the weekend, major airlines, including Delta and United, suspended flights to Israel. Reuters reported that El Al was increasing flights to bring reservists to the war zone and that Carnival Cruises was rerouting ships.

A year ago, Zara in the Middle East made news after Palestinians began boycotting Zara and were seen burning its clothes after the franchisee of Israeli Zara stores hosted a member of right of the Israeli Parliament. Ultimately fashion is also sociological and geo-strategic.