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Walmart Israeli soldier Halloween costume for children sparks outrage

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The US retailer was also criticised for selling a laxtex ‘Sheikh Fagin nose’ and ‘Arab’ costumes
America’s largest supermarket chain has sparked controversy with Halloween costumes including an “Israeli soldier for kids” and “sheikh Fagin nose”.

The soldier costume, including a shirt, trousers, belt and hat, carries Hebrew writing and appears to resemble uniforms worn by Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) paratroopers and elite units.

A photo showed a young boy wearing it and posing with a toy gun, while pointing at the camera.

It is being sold at the reduced price of $27.44 (£17.90) with the description: “When Halloween time rolls around, make this item part of your child’s complete ensemble.”