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Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. Fashion icon Photo: AFP
Mahmoud al-Mabhouh. Fashion icon Photo: AFP

Demand for Mossad T-shirts up worldwide

Irish newspaper reports sales of garments carrying Israeli spy agency's name have risen tenfold since Hamas man's assassination in Dubai, particularly among Diaspora Jews

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Published: 02.24.10, 23:24 / Israel News

Israel has yet to confirm or deny its involvement in the assassination of senior Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai, but there are those who are already taking advantage of the mysterious affair in order to make a profit.


The Irish Times reported Wednesday that the sales of Mossad-themed T-shirts have risen tenfold since the Israeli spy agency was linked to last month’s operation.


Eran Davidov, marketing manager of a top mail order company selling Israeli-made products, said his company had been overwhelmed by demand since launching a special “Show off your Mossad and Israeli pride” campaign earlier this week, directed mainly at Jewish communities in the Diaspora.


The most popular T-shirts include the writing “Don’t Mess with the Mossad” alongside a picture of a pistol. Another garment has the word Mossad with the letter “o” replaced by a circular target used on a rifle range.


According to Davidov, since the launch of the marketing campaign the company has received dozens of e-mails and blog messages expressing pride in the ability of Mossad to strike with impunity throughout the Arab world.


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