Members of Neturei Karta Charged With Hate Crime For Ripping Down Israeli Flag

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SUFFERN (VINnews) — Two men have been arrested for the damage and removal of an Israeli flag from the wall of Ramapo Town Hall.

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After an investigation, the Ramapo Police Department identified a group of people who had torn the flag down, damaged it, and took it.

Police arrested Alter Goldberger, 75, of Monroe, and Yehonatan Ovadia, 32 of Chestnut Ridge, and they have been charged with hate crimes.

According to the Monsey Scoop, the two suspects, in addition to other members of the group of vandals who have not yet been arrested, are members of the Neturei Karta extremist group.

Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht said the arrests demonstrated that the town will not tolerate the suppression of the viewpoints of any group. .

He said the town received phone calls from activists opposed to the State of Israel after putting up the flag.

“Along with many other municipalities in our county and throughout the United States, we placed the flag there to show solidarity with the Israeli people after the heinous atrocities committed by Hamas terrorists on October 7,” Specht said. “While everyone is entitled to an opinion about this situation, no one has the right to steal or damage property to express their opinion or attempt to silence ours.”

The town has reportedly replaced the missing flag with an even larger one.


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HeshyEmes
HeshyEmes
5 months ago

Nebech. The NK are certainly entitled to their misguided opinions; but when & who paskened for them that they can join Klal Yisroel’s enemies?

m shain
m shain
5 months ago

cant imagine a 75 year old man from monro having nothing better to do with his time nebach

Alta Bubby
Alta Bubby
5 months ago

Good. Also, they should not receive any government benefits if they hate the gov so much.
This is certainly better than British or ottoman empire
They are welcome to leave Israel at any moment.

George
George
5 months ago

They do it as a living they get paid by Iran, and a big Rabbi in Iran called kamini said it’s okay for them to do it to bury another Juw

ActuallyJewish
ActuallyJewish
5 months ago

Great news! I hope they enjoy prison!
(Knowing some of their previous run-ins with the law, they probably will)

mennnnnnnnee
mennnnnnnnee
4 months ago

Didnt know its illegal to take down a flag. But I hate NK, so let them sit in jail

A Moses Said
A Moses Said
5 months ago

Using the word JEWISH in the Zionist state will cause a lot of problems for real Jews around the World. Effort should be made for Israel to remove the name Jewish. It hardly a Jewish state..

Once again Zionists?, where in the Torah does it say Jews will have an army killing others and controlling other populations in the Holy Land?

A Moses Said
A Moses Said
5 months ago

Once again Jews who support Zionists?, where in the Torah does it say Jews will have an army killing others and controlling another population in a cruel brutal occupation in the Holy Land?

shloime
shloime
5 months ago

i don’t agree with this! they should have been fined to cover the cost of the replacement flag, plus significant punitive damages to deter re-offending.

Rav
Rav
5 months ago

While this 75 fellow is certainly misguided, one can’t help admiring (i.e. learning a lesson) from this fellow’s strong help beliefs, albeit misguided. Such spunk and zest from a man his age! We must take example to our own Avodas Hashem!

A concerned yid
A concerned yid
5 months ago

Nk are wrong. However there are much worse criminals who are getting away with actual murder. The courts are thrilled to prosecute frum yidden .

Sol Leb
Sol Leb
5 months ago

Making a big deal out of nothing!

My Psak
My Psak
5 months ago

You want to know who is responsible for everything going on? Follow the money.
Who is the Yid that owns the flag making factories in America & Israel?