Hebrew handbags make appearance in Islam's second holiest city

It is unclear how the bags were imported to Saudi Arabia.

By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
December 7, 2015 16:57
Handbag ordained with Hebrew script found in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Handbag ordained with Hebrew script found in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Palestinians on their way to Saudi Arabia as part of a holly pilgrimage to Mecca were surprised to discover handbags ordained with Hebrew script, according to eyewitnesses.

The Hebrew handbags were spotted in Medina, Saudi Arabia, the second holiest city in all of Islam, much to the amazement of the Palestinian travelers.

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"Do you know that these cases have Hebrew writings," one traveler asked the the Bangladeshi merchant selling the items.

"I do not know. We got the goods from the city of Jeddah," he replied.

It is unclear how the bags were imported into Saudi Arabia.

What is clear is that the sight of the carry-ons confounded one of the pilgrims enough to take out their camera and snap a picture of the anomaly.

Saudi Arabia does not recognize Israel's right to exist, yet clandestine diplomatic efforts have recently been establish as both counties have shared security interests in the region.


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