SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Antisemitic graffiti was present in San Francisco after a pro-Palestine rally Saturday.
District Legal professional Brooke Jenkins tweeted Sunday saying the suspects have been unknown however assumed to have been related to the protest. That assertion didn’t sit effectively with protest organizers.
The DA deleted that tweet on Monday after she mentioned she acquired a number of issues from the Muslim and Arab communities about how the tweet could possibly be interpreted.
Phrases similar to “Dying 2 Israel” and “Kill a Settler” have been spray-painted throughout a Financial institution Of America constructing in San Francisco. The graffiti was discovered after 1000’s marched down Market Avenue calling for the releasing of Palestinians alongside the Gaza Strip, the place Israel has been at warfare with the terrorist group Hamas for greater than every week.
“There’s a genocide occurring in Gaza proper now. Over 1,000 youngsters, 2,700 civilians have been confirmed killed by the Israeli army,” mentioned Wassim Hage with the Arab Useful resource Organizing Heart, who was within the crowd of protestors.
Jenkins’ tweet in regards to the graffiti Sunday night time, saying her workplace assumed the individual accountable was related to the pro-Palestine rally, didn’t sit effectively with Ariel Koren with the group Jewish Voices For Peace. Koren attended Saturday’s protest in solidarity with Palestinians.
“The assertion that she put out, it insights Islamophobia. It’s additionally anti-Semitic as a result of she’s telling lies in regards to the Jewish group when 1000’s of us that have been a part of the Jewish group, when 1000’s of us as Jewish folks have been part of that protest,” she mentioned.
Jenkins mentioned this after deleting her publish on Monday:
“I listened and perceive their issues and in consequence, deleted the tweet. I don’t assist violence. The clearly anti-Semitic graffiti has no place in SF and we should be aware that an individual who chooses to have interaction in hateful acts shouldn’t be consultant of a complete group/religion.”
“Vilify our peace march as something however a peace march is extraordinarily reckless proper now and we take into account it an invite to violence,” Hage mentioned.
District Legal professional Jenkins additionally acknowledged how the graffiti has the potential to result in retaliation or an escalation in hateful conduct in opposition to the Jewish group. President of the Jewish Group Relations Council Bay Space Tyler Gregory says he believes the graffiti did come from Saturday’s protest, however that doesn’t imply Palestinians must be equated with terrorism.
“Not all protestors hate the Jewish folks, not all protestors assist Hamas, though a few of them do. So the identical method we wouldn’t need folks to assume our group is monolithic, so too shouldn’t we flip the protestors right into a monolith,” he mentioned.
Jenkins mentioned Monday that her workplace is dedicated to making sure the security of all communities and that anybody caught committing a hate crime shall be held accountable.