Residents of the Italian capital, Rome were surprised Saturday to see posters that were pinned during the night to the facades of shops owned by Jewish merchants calling for a boycott of the traders as well as of Israeli products in protest of the Israeli war on Gaza Strip, the Andolu news agency reported.
The posters read several phrases in Italian including “Boycott Israel”, “stop the massacre of the Palestinian people” and “boycott Jewish merchants and their products”.
The Italian state media said the posters were distributed in several neighbourhoods and areas in the capital, especially where Jewish merchants are concentrated such as, Viale Libia and Bologna square and Corso Trieste. It pointed out that the cleaning teams in Rome have immediately removed the posters in coordination with the Emergency department.
The Italian police are investigating the incident; reviewing the security camera installed in the neighbourhoods where the posters were distributed to identify the perpetrators.
The Mayor of Rome, Anzio Marino condemned the incident saying through his official twitter account “Rome considers such behaviours as an unacceptable affront to the dignity and values of the city’s sons and daughters”.