A Nazi flag was spotted near the site of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens. What is curious when it comes to western media is that Nazi references never seem to be applied to groups who are most like Nazis – Muslim fundamentalists.
According to INN):
For at least the third time in recent months, Arab residents of Beit Umar have flown a Nazi flag over the village facing the main highway, angering Jewish residents.
The choice of timing is all the more appalling, coming less than a week after the bodies of three Israeli teens were discovered in Hevron.
Beit Umar itself is located between Hevron and Jewish town of Alon Shvut in the Gush Etzion region – it was outside Alon Shvut that the boys were abducted by their killers as they were on their way home. It lies just north of the Arab village of Halhoul, where the murdered teens’ bodies were discovered last Tuesday by security forces.
As is always the case, when Palestinians do something that warrants a strong response from the Israelis (like kidnapping and murdering three teens), western leaders call for both sides to exercise restraint. Flying Nazi flags doesn’t seem like an act of restraint. In fact, it’s indicative of how Palestinians are much more interested in provocation, as demonstrated by the the three-fingered salute in response to their deaths.
Here is video of the Nazi flag: