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Published On: Tue, May 21st, 2013

Nazi swastika flag flies next to mosque in Palestine, angers drivers in Israel

Israel’s Tazpit News Agency reported the outrage Monday morning as hundreds of reports flooded from the Gush Etzion area, all who were “astounded” to find a Nazi flag flyingnext to a mosque in the Palestinian town of Beit Ummar.

 The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were notified immediately, claims the report, but the flag reportedly remained for hours.

Israel Nazi flag flies near Palestine mosqueLocal resident Uri Arnon told Tazpit: “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.”

An IDF spokesman said that the flag was hung on an electrical line, and that they were wating to proffesionals to come and remove it.

There has been a history of Nazi sympathies among some Palestinians. Most notoriously, the Palestinian leader Haj Amin al Husseini who served as Grand Mufti of Jerusalem during the 1920s and 1930s, was an outspoken Nazi collaborator and even met with Adolf Hitler. He also recruited Muslims to serve in the SS. This famous photo with Hitler was taken in 1941.

Gush Etzion is a cluster of Israeli settlements south of Jerusalem in the West Bank. It consists of around 70,000 people.

Beit Ummar has a population of around 15,000 citizens and straddles Areas B and C, allowing for both Palestinian civil authority, but Israeli control in part. 

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