Selling and Buying of Israeli Gas Masks on eBay Increases Amid Fear of US Strike on Syria

Non-Israelis are not eligible for free gas masks from the government


Enterprising online auctioneers are cashing in on a new craze—buying and selling Israeli gas masks on eBay has soared in recent days as a military strike on Syria by the US and its allies becomes ever more likely. 

Some of those available are older versions of masks, and it is unclear how effective they would be in the event of a chemical attack from Syria. But Israelis fed up with long, and often testy, queues may see this as an ideal solution.