Fliers have been appearing in Great Neck and across Long Island showing the kidnapped victims of terrorist group Hamas, responsible for the start of the Israel-Hamas war ravaging Israel since Oct. 7. Alongside the fliers featuring hostages, last week a flier equating Israel with the devil appeared on a post in the Village of Great Neck, sparking outrage among town officials and residents.
‘Israeli crimes: the U.S. people will never ever stand with Satan’ was written on a poster under a photo of a dead baby. It was taken down and while police told Blank Slate Media Monday the matter was “still under investigation,” it is likely protected by the First Amendment, but it may violate a local ordinance.
“The fliers are truly sickening,” Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jennifer DeSena wrote on Facebook. “I have asked the police to fully investigate the matter and I ask shopkeepers who may have security video footage to contact me…I am calling on the Nassau County Police Department to investigate immediately. We stand together with Israel and we stand united against hate.”
DeSena told News12 in an interview it was “an act of psychological terror.”
“I am completely outraged that these fliers attacking Israel are taped to poles in our community. Israel is Satan? This is disgusting,” said Legislator Mazi Pilip, “I am asking that anyone who has video footage from their home and apartment send it to our police and to me. Hate has no home here and we will not tolerate this.”