Israeli Tax Authority arrests man selling Nazi souvenirs





The Israeli Tax Authority arrested a 41-year-old man from the northern town of Hatzor Haglilit on Thursday on suspicion he imported Nazi souvenirs, which is illegal in Israel.

The man is also accused of not paying taxes for other memorabilia he received dating back to WWI and WWII. Police suspected the man sold the items to collectors around the world, including a top soccer player in Britain.

A package sent from Germany arrived at Haifa's customs offices a few days ago. During a routine check the inspectors were shocked to discover medallions decorated with silver crucifixes and a silver goblet with a swastika imprinted on it. Some of the symbols were concealed using small stickers to make them harder to identify.

"The package was sent to a resident of Hatzor Haglilit and we brought it over to his house, as if it was a regular delivery, so we could see who he was," explained Head of Enforcement for Haifa Customs Doron Samara....


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