Jordan customs bans Palestinian Arak from the Kingdom

Jordan

Published: 2017-10-09 15:23

Last Updated: 2024-05-21 09:47


Jordan customs bans Palestinian Arak from the Kingdom
Jordan customs bans Palestinian Arak from the Kingdom

Jordan customs have banned a shipment of alcoholic drinks imported from Palestine as it has the word "Allah" which is the name of God according to Muslims.

The Arak bottles, a Levantine alcoholic spirit, have the name "Ramallah" printed on the label, after a city in the occupied West Bank.

They were banned after the General Ifta Islamic department pointed out that drinking alcohol is generally prohibited, adding that this brand was particularly unacceptable as it offends the holy name of God.

While the Jordanian community is a conservative one, alcoholic drinks are legal in the country.