The ‘Palestinian’ flag (flag of jihad against the Jews) was raised over the city hall of Paterson, New Jersey on Sunday. Hundreds of Jew-haters cheered loudly on the lawn in front of City Hall on Sunday afternoon as the city joined a handful of North Jersey municipalities in raising the so-called ‘Palestinian’ (Where is a state called Palestine?) flag.
North Jersey Those in attendance waved miniature Palestinian flags above their heads and cheered city officials, who helped add Clifton to the growing number of northern New Jersey towns that have had flag raising ceremonies honoring Palestinian Americans (for what?). Paterson will hold its fourth annual flag raising in May and North Bergen hosted a flag raising last month.
The ceremony, which was co-sponsored by the Palestinian American Community Center and the Arab American Civic Organization, was a lively affair. Children laughed and scrambled across the lawn flying large Palestinian flags, and people were decked from head to toe in green, white, black and red clothing.
Women garbed in colorful headbags and embroidered dresses and men in keffiyehs also excitedly tossed up the flags during songs that were blared over loudspeakers.
“Raising the Palestinian flag in the places you live and reside is something we are proud of,” said Raed Odeh, the board director of the Palestinian American Community Center, before the ceremony. “We are thankful to the city of Clifton, this is something that really means a lot to us.”
The ceremony started with a brief moment of silence for those who had lost their lives
“in pursuit of freedom,” killing innocent Israeli citizens but quickly shifted into more of a celebration.
Muslim sympathizer Councilwoman Lauren Murphy, who organizers said was instrumental in helping secure the flag raising, said it was obvious the flag should be raised because Palestinians have become a major part of the Clifton community.
The Palestinian flag raising will now be among several that the city holds each year, city officials said. “I’m supportive of them as a group – they deserve to be treated with respect by the city,” (as do all terrorist groups) she said.