(PatriotWise.com) — An anti-Hamas billboard in Bergen County, NJ, was taken down by the group that erected it after police received more than a hundred calls complaining about it, the New York Post reported.
The billboard, which read, “Oh, don’t be naïve. Hamas would chop your head off too,” was paid for by the organization JewBelong, a group that calls out anti-Semitism.
According to the group’s website, JewBelong “calls out Jew-hate” by using highway and truck billboards, social media, and the internet to “powerfully confront Antisemitism” and “support Joyous Judaism.”
The billboard was located on Route 80 in the Bergen County borough of Bogota.
While the billboard prompted over a hundred complaints to the police, Bogota police told NJ Advance Media that JewBelong violated no laws by promoting the message.
In a post on Facebook, the Bogota Police Department said that as the billboard was on private property, it had no control over it. The department said that it works closely with federal, state, and county law enforcement “to ensure the safety of our community.” The police said while there have been “no threats to the community,” they are “investigating the matter to ensure all community members remain safe.”
One of JewBelong’s billboards in California was recently graffitied.
The billboard read, “We’re just 78 years since the gas chambers. So no, a billboard calling out Jew hate isn’t an overreaction.”
Graffiti calling for violence and praising the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attack surfaced around San Francisco and Berkeley in recent days. Several buildings, and a @JewBelong billboard, found messages like “Death to Zionism” and “Kill a settler.”https://t.co/Ufgwwd4eT8
— Foundation to Combat Antisemitism (@FCASorg) October 18, 2023
The same message appears on a billboard along the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in New York.
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