Customs officials intercept 4,000 dolls promoting anti-Israel incitement

One of the dolls promoting anti-Israel incitement among a shipment of 4,000 intercepted by Haifa customs officials. Credit: Haifa customs.

( A shipment of 4,000 dolls with anti-Israel clothing and messaging were intercepted by Haifa customs officials on their way to Palestinian Authority territory on Tuesday.

Each plush doll, intended to incite Palestinians against Israel, had a keffiyeh covering its face, one arm raised with a rock in its hand, and a banner in Palestinian colors with the text “Jerusalem is ours” and “Jerusalem we are coming!”

“The customs department continues its daily work in preventing smuggling into Israel with an emphasis on smuggling weapons and preventing the infiltration of inciting material—especially in this climate,” Haifa customs director Coby Yahav said. 

The seized containers were imported to Israel from the United Arab Emirates and were labeled as clothing, rugs, and plastic products. In addition to the dolls, inspectors found light bulbs and military boots.

Posted on December 8, 2015 .