Israeli Bookstore Chain to Sell Latest Charlie Hebdo Edition

Money from the sales will be donated for establishing a fund for the families of the victims.

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Customers buying the last remaining copies of the January 17 edition of Charlie Hebdo at a Berlin train station.
Customers buying the last remaining copies of the January 17 edition of Charlie Hebdo at a Berlin train station.Credit: Reuters

The Steimatzky bookstore chain will sell the latest edition of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Israel starting next week.

The satirical French magazine, which was the target of an Islamic terrorist attack two weeks ago in Paris in which 12 people were killed, will be sold at Steimatzky's store in the Ayalon Mall starting at 5 p.m. on Monday at a price of 35 shekels ($8.75). Steimatzky will sell a few hundred copies and customers will be limited to two each.

This edition of the magazine, published a week after the murders, costs 3 euros in France (about 12 shekels). Steimatzky explained the big difference in price here as being due to the high cost of having to specially import the magazine.

The special edition of the magazine was printed in 3 million copies, compared to the regular press run of about 60,000 - and was sold out almost immediately - and another 5 million copies are being printed.

The cover showed a cartoon of Mohammed crying and holding a poster saying "Je suis Charlie," under the headline: "Everything is forgiven."

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