WASHINGTON – Billboards have appeared on highways in Tel Aviv with hateful messages against Palestinians, in apparent reprisal for their refusal to accept US President Donald Trump’s plan for the Middle East, which heavily favors the Israeli regime.
The billboards read “Peace is made ONLY with vanquished enemies” and show photoshopped images of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader and former prime minister Ismail Haniyeh blindfolded and kneeling in supplication in a war-zone, with buildings behind them reduced to rubble and helicopters hovering.
Former Knesset member of the Meretz Party Issawi Freig slammed the billboards as “disgusting” and urged the mayor of Tel Aviv to remove them. “This disgust must go down now. [Mayor] Ron Huldai, for your care,” he said in a tweet.
It was not immediately clear who sponsored the billboards or if the campaign aimed to help rightist parties in the upcoming general elections scheduled for March 2.
Huldai, the mayor, said in a statement that the billboards would be taken down, acknowledging that they “incite violence and recall the actions” of Daesh terrorists and the Nazis.
“Even in election season, there are red lines,” he said
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.