“Recently, there has been a significant rise in received mail items and personal packages in the Knesset post office from sites such as eBay and Ali Express,” it said. “Processing the items poses a significant burden on inspections and Knesset security.”
Beginning on October 31, the Knesset will send back all items received from these shopping giants, the Knesset Guard warned.
The three-month warning was designed to allow the orders that had already been placed from abroad to arrive, it said.
“This letter astounds me because during my 11 years in Knesset, I’ve made several orders from abroad and it never occurred to me to put the Knesset address down,” said Zionist Union MK Shelly Yachimovich, who shared the letter on social media. “It’s insane,” she added.