Palestinians deface Obama portrait with swastikas ahead of visit

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Activists tear down banner of the U.S. president, hurl shoes at it and spray paint it with swastikas, calling Obama a persona non grata in Palestinian territories because of his “bias in favor of Israel” • Taxi drives over banner and then activists set flag on fire.

Palestinian demonstrations against U.S. President Barack Obama’s upcoming regional visit intensified on Monday, with activists in Bethlehem spray painting swastikas over a poster emblazoned with a blue and white portrait of Obama.

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Bethlehem to stage a protest against the U.S. president , who will visit the city later this week. According to protesters, Obama is persona non grata in Palestinian territories because of his “bias in favor of Israel.” The Palestinians have long felt aggrieved by the U.S., accusing it of favoring Israel over the Palestinians.

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Daniel Siryoti and the Associate Press

Source: Israel Hayom

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