Saudi citizen files complaint after finding Israeli scout uniforms, which include Israeli flag tags, while shopping in Jizan
Saudi citizens have complained after finding Israeli scout uniforms, with Israeli flag tags, being sold in shops in the kingdom.
Pictures of the uniforms, taken in the southern province of Jizan, were shared on social media.
Saudis criticised what they said was a "Zionist invasion" of Saudi Arabia, while others said it was a result of a push by the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, to normalise relations with Israel.
Many claimed they were "military uniforms".
Translation: Israeli military uniforms are invading Saudi shops #Saudi_Zionist_Kingdom
— ابومهند المتوكل (@sho23723) January 7, 2018
ملابس عسكرية إسرائيلية تباع في السعودية. pic.twitter.com/SwRHHJGvgg
— فرج الزين (@NoEqUqwhHZQpTSm) January 7, 2018
Translation: Israeli military uniforms are being sold in Saudi
Some users claimed that "Zionism has penetrated the holy land".
الحقيقة لم اتوقع هذه السرعة، بيع كل شئ لصالح #اسرائيل في #السعودية من أجل ماذا لا أعرف ؟ يتم بيع ملابس عسكرية إسرائيلية في أسواق السعودية خصوصا في #جازان و #الرياض ماذا تبقى في ارض الحرمين للمسلمين ! pic.twitter.com/7nI1hve8ti
— حسام الشوربجي (@HOSSAMSHORBAGY) January 7, 2018
Translation: I honestly don't believe this speed, the sale of anything in favour of #Israel in #Saudi for a sake I don't understand? The sale of Israeli uniforms in Saudi continues specifically in Jizan and Riyadh. What's left in the land of the holy sites for Muslims?
The uniforms were reported to the Saudi commerce and investment ministry by a Saudi citizen.
According to Saudi Arabia's Akhbar 24 website, the official representative of the ministry, Abdulrahman al-Hussein, said that the regulatory authorities "are called to complete the procedures and the imposition of systematic penalties".
In June 2017 King Salman of Saudi Arabia issued a royal order which exempted Mohammed bin Nayaf of his post and appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman as the crown prince of the kingdom.
Bin Salman has launched a crackdown on alleged corruption in the kingdom and has orchestrated a sweeping purge targeting writers, scholars and popular figures on social media.