Photo Credit: A.K.A. Pella

While there’s no problem in Iran to yell out “Death to America” or “Death to Israel”, don’t you dare paint graffiti on a wall saying, “Death to Haman”.

Two 17-year-old Jewish boys have been arrested in Tehran, the Iranian capital, for writing that message on a building’s wall as part of a Purim prank, according to Maariv.


Iranian police have been informed that the act was not a political one and simply connected to the upcoming holiday. The police said the would release the boys, but haven’t done so yet.

Purim is the Jewish holiday that commemorates the rescue of the Jewish community of Persia (Iran) from the genocide and destruction that the evil Haman had planned for them.

The Jewish people will be celebrating Purim next week, reading the Book of Esther, having a festive meal (often with alcohol), giving charity to the poor, and sending food packages to friends and family.


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