Hitler moustaches and large eyebrows drawn on faces of kidnapped toddlers
'There is no place in London for this behaviour.'
The Metropolitan Police is investigating after a poster depicting two Jewish children was defaced with Hitler moustaches.
The poster in question was put up at a bus stop on Finchley Road in Camden – but it has since been defaced as Hitler moustaches and thick eyebrows were drawn onto the faces of both children.
The poster names both children and says they were kidnapped from their home by Hamas, explaining: ‘On October 7, nearly 200 innocent civilians were abducted from Israel into the Gaza Strip. Their whereabouts remain unknown.
‘More than 3,000 women, men, and children, ranging in age from 3 months to 85 years old, were wounded, murdered, beaten, raped, and brutally separated from loved ones by Hamas.
‘Take a picture of this poster and share it. Please help bring them home alive.’
The Met has now confirmed it is investigating and treating the incident as a hate crime.
The incident provoked outrage after a photo of the defaced poster was shared on X, formerly Twitter, by Mail on Sunday commentator Dan Hodges.
He said: ‘Finchley Road. Poster of two kidnapped Jewish children. Someone’s drawn a Hitler moustache on them.
‘This is what the Jewish community is facing. Not in 1936. In 2023. Here. In London.’
A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: ‘We are investigating and treating this as a hate crime.
‘There is no place in London for this behaviour.
‘If you have any info to assist our investigation please contact us urgently.’
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