Jewish charity for people with learning disabilities hacked by pro-Palestinian activists

On Thursday afternoon, Norwood’s Instagram profile picture was changed to a Palestinian flag


A British Jewish charity supporting children and adults with learning disabilities has had its Instagram account hacked by pro-Palestine activists.

On Thursday afternoon, Norwood’s Instagram profile picture was changed to a Palestinian flag, accompanied by the words “Free Palestine, End Apartheid.”

A separate photograph of a Palestinian flag was also uploaded to the account’s main page.

The photo was captioned with the slogan “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” – a call for the total destruction of the Jewish state. 

Both images have now been deleted by the charity.  

Tweeting about the incident, Danny Stone, Director at the Antisemitism Policy Trust, said: “The depths to which people will sink. Targeting and hacking a UK Jewish charity working to support children, families and people with learning disabilities to make a political point about a foreign conflict. Disgusting.”

A spokesperson for Norwood told the JC: “We became aware that Norwood’s Instagram account was breached on Thursday afternoon with content posted from the Free Palestine movement. 

“As a British charity, our duty is to support vulnerable members of the British Jewish community and, as such, we condemn as abhorrent all hate crimes. 

“Norwood stands for inclusivity regardless of our differences and we endorse Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent statement that there is no place for antisemitism in British society.”

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