The Palestinians’ Added Layer of Mockery To “Swastika” Kite

During Friday’s Gaza “March of Return” riots, the palestinians flew this kite marked with a swastika and carrying a petrol bomb into Israel.

IDF Spokesperson

Except there is something most people seem to have missed.

As you can see, the swastika has dots between the “arms.” This is a feature of the Indian Swastika symbol, which denotes “prosperity”, but was co-opted by the Nazis to mean something else entirely.

Which begs the question: why did the palestinians place the dots there? Were they really wishing us prosperity?

The attachment of a firebomb to the kite, plus the fact it was flown on Hitler’s birthday, clearly tells us otherwise. So why did they do it? My best bet is it was a mocking way to make their point.┬áIn fact, I have seen at least one of their supporters make the argument that it was, actually the Hindu symbol.

https://twitter.com/Haroon_55/status/987612447786840064

The sad thing is, there will be people out there who will believe it was intended as a goodwill gesture. And to them I say “go fly a kite”!

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media