A store near the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Jericho responded to President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week with a decidedly unwelcoming gesture to any American passersby.
The store, located in Aqabat Jaber, near Jericho, recently added a sign reading “Dogs and Americans are not allowed to Enter”, aping racist signs of the 20th century, after last Wednesday’s declaration.
Yoav Mordechai, chief of the army’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), publicized a photograph of the anti-American sign.
In an Arabic Facebook post, Mordechai slammed the store owners for hanging the sign, saying it was reminiscent of Nazi-era incitement.
“We are shocked, first of all as human beings, and second off as Jews who recall similar signs being put up against our people in stores in Nazi Germany during the 1930s.”
“Residents of Judea and Samaria: Do you understand how serious this is? Wake up! This is more proof that Palestinian incitement is reminiscent of [those] dark days.”