As dozens of Gaza rockets were launched into Israel on Sunday and Arabs rioted across the country, partially in response to the slaying of an Arab teen allegedly by Jewish extremists, a Nazi flag bearing a large black swastika was seen waving above the Palestinian village of Beit Ummar.
The flag was captured on camera by Abraham Weiss of the Israel based Tazpit News Agency.
The town of 13,000 is located northwest of Hebron, relatively close to where the bodies of three Israeli teens were discovered in a shallow grave last Monday. The youths – Gilad Shaar, Naftali Frankel and Eyal Yifrah – were kidnapped on June 12 and murdered, allegedly by Hamas terrorists.
In May 2013, the Israel Defense Forces Civil Administration ordered the Palestinian Electrical Company to remove a swastika flag that had been hung on one Beit Ummar’s electric wires, Israel Hayom reported. The offending flag, also first spotted by Tazpit, was subsequently removed.
In the latest video, it appears the flag is not connected to an electrical wire but is flying from a pole embedded in the ground.
Over the weekend Arab rioters targeted Israeli vehicles travelling through their neighborhoods, lobbing petrol bombs and rocks. Late Sunday, a mob attempted to set Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem ablaze. According to the IDF, more than 25 rockets were fired at Israeli towns over the past 24 hours. The IDF targeted Gazan missile launch sites in response.
Watch a video of the flag below: