PLO flag in Mea Shearim
PLO flag in Mea Shearimpicture used with permission of photographer

Passers-by walking today (Tuesday) in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood spotted a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flag flying an electrical cable between the neighborhood's buildings.

A small group of haredi extremists have flown the PLO flag in Mea Shearim in the past to demonstrate their opposition to Zionism and the State of Israel. In those cases, police arrived to take down the flags.

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir earlier this month instructed Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai to order the police to remove all PLO flags flown in public places in Israel.

Ben-Gvir passed the order to the Commissioner based on the fact that flying the PLO flag is considered support for a terrorist organization.

"It is inconceivable that lawbreakers will wave terrorist flags, incite and encourage terrorism, and therefore I ordered the removal of the flags of support for terrorism from the public space and to stop the incitement against the State of Israel. Identifying with a terrorist and harming IDF soldiers is not covered under freedom of speech," said Ben-Gvir.