Arab residents of Beit Umar have angered Jewish residents once more by flying a Nazi flag over the village facing the main highway.
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.
The video was filmed on Sunday, and the flag appears to have been flown to coincide with countrywide riots by Arab extremists over the murder of Arab teen Mohammed Abu-Khder, who was killed in a suspected “revenge attack” for the murder of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Sha’ar and Naftali Frenkel.
The riots began in Jerusalem, where police and local Jewish residents were targeted with violence by Arabs, and has since spread to other parts of the country. The violence peaked over the weekend, after Abu-Khder’s burial on Friday, and has since abated slightly, with officials vowing tough measures against Israeli Arabs who participate in the violence.
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