Palestinians fly Nazi flag alongside Israeli Highway
Over the past several hours multiple Israel based news agencies have reported the disturbing sight of a large Nazi flag flying over the mosque of the Palestinian village of Beit Umar (Bayt Umar). The town has been a hotbed of violence against Israeli soldiers and civilians as well as a magnet for international anti-Israel groups like the International Solidarity Movement of Rachel Corrie fame and the Palestine Solidarity Project which is based in the village. Beit Umar is located strategically alongside Road 60, a busy North South conduit for Israelis traveling to and from the nearby Gush Etzion bloc of Israeli
cities and villages.
Beit Umar is associated with the biblical Jewish town of Maarath, referenced in the book of Joshua (Joshua 15:59). The main mosque in Beit Ummar houses the tomb of Amitai, the father of Jonah (of Jonah and the fish). Nearby Halhul houses the tomb of Jonah.
While Israeli news sources and Pro-Israel blogs have shared this disturbing photo, mainstream media outlets are avoiding this story. Could it be because a Swastika flying over a Palestinian village does not mesh well with the Palestinian as victim narrative? – The Mike Report.
From the Algemeiner: A disturbing incident took place Monday morning when Jewish residents of the West Bank villages of Gush Etzion and Kiryat Arba spotted a flag with a swastika flying over the nearby Palestinian Arab town of Beit Omar.
Uri Arnon, who saw the flag, told Tazpit News Agency: “I felt we were going back 75 years, losing our hold on the land. The Arabs no longer feel the need to hide their murderous tendencies, announcing out loud that they wish to destroy us.”
The IDF was notified and according to Israel’s Channel 2 a spokesman said that IDF soldiers were responding to complaints and attempting to have the flag removed.