Palestinians fly Nazi flag in West Bank village
A group of Palestinians hoisted a Nazi flag in the West Bank village of Beit Ummar, located near Hebron.
The Times of Israel and the Jerusalem Post reported that the flag was hung from an electric cable near an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) post; the Israeli army shot him down later. The identity of the authors is currently not known.
Jewish groups condemned the use of the flag.
âWe strongly condemn the hoisting of the Nazi Party flag near the village of Beit Umar,â the Anti-Defamation League Israel tweeted. “It is a despicable act that uses and violates the memory of the Holocaust and its victims.”
We strongly condemn the hoisting of the Nazi Party flag near the village of Beit Umar. It is a despicable act that uses and violates the memory of the Holocaust and its victims. https://t.co/uyUue5szhu
– × ×× ××©××¦× ×××©×¨×× (@adlisrael) September 26, 2021
The Simon Wiesenthal Center also tweeted: âNazi flags raised by Palestinians. The genocidal hatred instilled by [the Palestinian Authority] and Hamas, education paying dividends for anti-peace forces. Will human rights NGOs condemn or defend the freedom to promote genocide? “
Nazi flags hoisted by Palestinians. Genocidal hatred instilled by the PA and Hamas, education paying dividends for anti-peace forces. Will human rights NGOs condemn or defend the freedom to promote genocide? https://t.co/WWrTsGgu9l
– SimonWiesenthalCntr (@simonwiesenthal) September 27, 2021
StandWithUs tweeted: âAnti-Semitism has no place in our world – period!
The IDF removed a Nazi flag after it was hoisted by a group of Palestinians in the Palestinian town of Beit Ummar, near Hebron. Anti-Semitism has no place in our world – period! #StandUpToHatred pic.twitter.com/CI9nW1Jn1E
– StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) September 26, 2021
Ari Ingel, director of the Creative Community for Peace, tweeted: âIt’s crazy, this is the kind of thing that the ‘Squad’ supports and while calling Israel. Disgusting. âIn a subsequent tweet, he noted that in August Palestinian rioters burned a wooden swastika.
Nazi flag flown over the Palestinian city. It’s crazy, this is the kind of thing that the “Squad” supports and while calling out to Israel. Repugnant. https://t.co/1wbiAaDhoe
– Ari Ingel (@OGAride) September 26, 2021
And let’s not forget that the Palestinians burned this Nazi symbol into the Jewish star earlier this year. The Nazis … those Palestinians who support the Nazis: pic.twitter.com/erzJO4I8do
– Ari Ingel (@OGAride) September 27, 2021