Israeli outrage at being delayed at border for 90 minutes! "Must have been due to racism".

Mr Y'aakobi said the incident happened 'only because I am Jewish' and he had to spend money buying a new passport after the incident. Tal Y'aakobi....The 25-year-old, from Rosh HaAyin, Israel, claims to have received the unusual stamping from a Chilean border official after crossing the border from Argentina while travelling.

Mr Y’aakobi told The Independent: “From the first moment, the guy at the border was hostile, and threw my passport in front of mypenispassport face. They then detained us for an hour and a half on purpose until we moved. There was no reason to do this, only because I am Jewish.”

Mr Y’aakobi says he didn’t notice the marking until four or five days later, and thus did not raise the matter with any officials. After returning to Israel, he had to order a new passport which cost him 1230 shekels (just over £200).

The story was first reported by the Jewish Chronicle after journalist Itay Blumental from the Israeli-based Ynet News tweeted the photo. The incident happened while Mr Y’aakobi was travelling the continent two years ago.

Neither the Chilean or Israeli embassy in London provided a comment when contacted by The Independent.

Original in The Independent 13 November 2015

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