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Two Israeli women have been arrested and the Foreign Ministry warns against taking Gat abroad

Two Israeli women were arrested Tuesday at the airport in Zurich, Switzerland, with legal permits in Israel, but forbidden in most countries. In the wake of this and more recent arrests, the Foreign Ministry has issued a severe warning.

In an absolute majority of countries of the world, the plant is considered a dangerous and illegal drug, just like cannabis, and severe punishments are imposed in the law against those who are caught.

On the other hand, in its natural form (leaves), Israel is completely legal for cultivation, sale and possession, and its ingredients, active psychoactive substances called khatin and katinon, are forbidden only when squeezed into juice.

Ali Gat (Kath)
Legal in Israel - Illegal abroad: Ali Gat (Cath)

Following this gap, which caused the Israelis to be arrested abroad when they brought with them goth plants from Israel, this morning the Foreign Ministry issued a severe warning against the phenomenon.

On Tuesday night, two Israeli girls were arrested at the airport in Zurich after a large quantity of wine was found in an inspection of their property.

According to the Foreign Ministry, in the past three months, more than 20 Israelis have been arrested for attempting to bring Gat to various countries around the world.

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In the wake of these cases, the Foreign Ministry warned in a special statement against the expansion of this phenomenon, in which young Israelis try to bring suitcases to Europe, where the plant is forbidden.

"The Foreign Ministry wants to emphasize that this is a violation of the law, and those who break the law risk prison sentences and high fines in accordance with the local laws," the statement said.

The Foreign Ministry's Department for Foreigners in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also reports that there is concern that the innocence and weakness of young Israelis has been exploited.

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