Smyths takes down poster saying Israeli products had been removed

Smyths toy store has told staff at a Dublin branch to take down a sign on the door informing members of the public they had removed products made in Israel from their shelves.

A picture of the sign was tweeted from the @IsraelinIreland twitter account.

A spokesperson for Smyths, which is a Galway-based retailer, said the sign had been put up by staff in Jervis Street, and it was not checked by head office.

The spokesperson said Smyths does not generally take a political stance as a company and "does not engage in national or international political affairs".

In a statement, Smyths said its customers should be free to make their own decisions.

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