Nazi flag hung above Beit Omar near Hevron
Nazi flag hung above Beit Omar near HevronIsrael News Photo: (Netanel Ofshanko)

IDF commanders have yet to respond to repeated requests by soldiers for equipment to remove a Nazi flag from an electric cable next to an army "pillbox." 

The bright red, white and black Nazi flag with its classic swastika insignia was discovered by IDF soldiers two days ago, hanging on an electric wire close to an army guard post near the Palestinian Authority-controlled village of Beit Omar.

According to a source who spoke with Israel National News, the flag is hanging in the same spot, from wires along Highway 60 in the Hevron area south of Gush Etzion, where last Saturday there were Hizbullah terrorist flags waving in the breeze.

"We want the public to see this so people can judge for themselves who we are dealing with in the Palestinian Authority," said the source, who asked to remain unnamed for security reasons. "We need special equipment to get it down, and probably would need the electric company to come."

We want the public to see this, so people can judge for themselves who we are dealing with in the Palestinian Authority.

Despite soldiers' requests to their company officer for assistance in getting someone to remove the offensive flag, however, nothing was done.

"We went to the officer, and he went to the commander," said the source. "And the commander went to his commander, and he said they would send someone to take it down. But it is still there, and it is two days later.  And it really annoying to the soldiers, I have to tell you. It is very offensive – but we have no way to get it down."