Activist at French Memorial for Brussels Bombing Victims Filmed Ripping up Israeli Flag
JNS.org – In a French television report on a memorial service held for the Brussels terror victims in the city’s Place de la Bourse Square, a pro-Palestinian activist was filmed removing and tearing up an Israeli flag that had been placed at the scene in solidarity with the victims.
The French TV channel RTL aired footage from Wednesday’s memorial service, showing the activist taking the flag from among several flags of other countries, crumpling it, tearing it up, and then hiding it under a Palestinian flag.
“I got the video from a Jewish student in Brussels, who happened to be watching TV and saw it on the live broadcast from the scene of the attack,” said Ido Daniel, who heads efforts to combat anti-Semitism for the National Union of Israeli Students.
“As soon as I got the video, I made sure to spread it across social media. This is the only way we can fight and reveal the true faces of these activists and what they’re focusing on at such a dire time,” he said, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.
The activist, added Daniel, “didn’t really care about the terror victims or the catastrophe that occurred in her city only 24 hours before. What bothered her most in this terror attack was the fact the Israeli flag was there as part of a show of solidarity with the Belgian people. This is the essence of the anti-Israel obsession.”