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Jerusalem police remove vandalism supporting Hamas massacre

PLO flags were taken down and an inscription reading "1,400 Zionist terrorists neutralized" was removed.

A PLO flag hangs in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood. Credit: Israel Police.
A PLO flag hangs in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood. Credit: Israel Police.

Police and Border Police officers on Wednesday morning located and removed graffiti in Israel’s capital supporting the Hamas massacre of Oct. 7.

Officers were confronted when operating in the ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood, with rioters throwing objects including eggs, water bottles and stones at them and chanting hateful slogans, the Israel Police said.

The police dispersed the crowd and continued the search for grafitti supporting the Hamas terrorists.

Police took down PLO flags and graffiti was removed including one that read “1,400 Zionist terrorists neutralized,” in reference to the 1,400 mostly Israeli civilians Hamas terrorists from Gaza murdered on Oct. 7.

Police also removed “Zionism=Nazism” after vandals spray-painted it on a wall.

“Zionism=Nazism,” written on a wall in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Nov. 1, 2023. Credit: Israel Police.

Police arrested a resident of Jerusalem’s Abu Tor neighborhood on Oct. 21 suspected of painting swastikas on several Israeli flags displayed in the south of the capital.

The arrest came after Jerusalem District police opened an investigation into several cases of flags being desecrated with swastikas.

Police have arrested dozens of suspects on charges of incitement and support for terrorism in the wake of Hamas’s Oct. 7 terrorist assault on the western Negev.

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