An activist who attempted to enter Israel as part of the pro-Palestinian “Flytilla” was found drawing a Nazi symbol on the wall of his holding cell while awaiting deportation, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced this evening.
A picture of the swastika, scrawled on the wall of the cell, which held several members of the attempted fly-in protest, was emailed to members of the press with a note explaining that the symbol of the genocidal German regime was drawn on Israeli soil only three days before the Jewish state’s Holocaust memorial day, commemorating the destruction of European Jewry.
Israeli government spokespeople and Zionist activists have noted the Swastika as proof that the protesters were less interested in supporting Palestinians as expressing what they alleged is anti-Semitism.
The “Flytilla,” a term coined to remind watchers of the 2010 Gaza flotilla, which ended in bloodshed as Turkish activists and Israeli commandos came to blows, resulting in the deaths of several activists. Israel subsequently released footage of these activists attempting to lynch several of the soldiers.
All members of the flytilla were detained pending return to their countries of origin and Israel has thanked several European states and airlines for preventing yet more activists from boarding flights.
Though it has not yet been proven, some Israelis suspect that the International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a pro-Palestinian group with ties to both terror groups and the 2010 flotilla, may have been involved with planning the recent fly-in.
Both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas are known for their use of anti-Semitic educational materials in their schools, including the glorification of the Nazis and Adolf Hitler.
A letter distributed by the Israeli government to the fly-in protesters thanked the new arrivals for their choice of destination, noting that they “could have chosen to protest the Syrian regime’s daily savagery against its own people, which has claimed thousands of lives” or “protest Hamas rule in Gaza, where terror organizations commit a double war crime by firing rockets at civilians and hiding behind civilians.”
Instead, Israel’s government noted sarcastically, the activists “chose to protest against Israel, the Middle East’s sole democracy, where women are equal, the press criticizes the government, human rights organizations can operate freely, religious freedom is protected for all and minorities do not live in fear.”