Bahrain: Charity Stamps Question

Redbelt from Bahrain questions the purpose of the charity stamp, people have to purchase when mailing letters abroad and wonders: “Shouldn't charity be optional?”

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  • Steve Turechek

    As I understand it, the proceeds from this required stamp benefit Palestinian refugees…or perhaps the Palestinian cause in general. I suppose the option comes in whether you want to mail a letter or not?

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