Israel flag torn down from Rotherham town hall
The flag – raised in solidarity after the terror attacks last weekend – was torn down and the flagpole bent on Tuesday.
A Rotherham Council spokesperson said: “HM Government asked all UK government buildings to fly the Israeli flag to show solidarity with the victims of the weekend terror attacks.
“Accordingly we raised the Israeli flag above town hall and Riverside House yesterday but the flag at town hall was forcibly removed and the flagpole damaged before the show of solidarity was due to end at 8pm.
“The damage has been reported to South Yorkshire Police and we are assisting them in their enquiries.”
Rother Valley MP Alexander Stafford said: “This is incredibly worrying and these sort of actions have no place in our society. I am shocked and sickened by this and stand fully with the Jewish population of Rother Valley and Rotherham.”