Report: IDF seizes hundreds of Yasser Arafat dolls

Palestinian media reports 700 dolls seized at factory just over Green Line that specializes in the 'Yasser,' terrorist favorite of PA kids.

Ari Yashar ,

Yasser Arafat
Yasser Arafat
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An IDF force on Monday morning raided a Rotem Toys factory in Tulkarm, located just over the 1949 Armistice lines to the east of Netanya, and seized some of the terror inciting dolls at the site according to Palestinian Arab media.

The toy factory's Facebook page lists the "Palestinian dolls" that the company specializes in, reports Walla.

The most popular dolls are "Yasser," replete with the black-and-white kheffiyeh of the arch terrorist Yasser Arafat and made in his likeness, as well as a female Arab woman doll named Zina.

Arafat, who was born in Egypt, founded the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorist group and led Fatah, and is held as responsible for numerous attacks over the decades that murdered countless Israelis.

Rassam Hussein, owner of the toy factory, told Palestinian media that the soldiers seized around 700 dolls, as well as all the cloth used in making kheffiyehs - apparently the kheffiyehs worn by the doll Arafat.

The owner claimed the soldiers also caused damage to machines at the factory, which has been active for over 20 years and aside from the dolls produces equipment for children's rooms and other toys.

The IDF spokesperson unit responded to the reports by saying the incident is under investigation.

Monday's crackdown on terror incitement among Palestinian children comes after 4,000 dolls encouraging rock throwing attacks were seized last Tuesday in Haifa, en route for the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Judea and Samaria.

Each doll bore the words 'Jerusalem is ours' and 'Jerusalem, we are coming!'; Palestinian Authority (PA) colors; a keffiyeh; and a rock in its hand. The dolls were seized in containers imported to the PA via Israel from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).