The Instagram page belonging to the Jewish charity Norwood has been hacked by anti-Israel trolls today.
Norwood’s display photo was changed to that of a Palestinian Authority flag with the words “Free Palestine, end apartheid” circling it.
The hackers also uploaded a photo of a man holding a Palestinian Authority flag with the caption “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
Another photo uploaded of the Palestinian Authority flag bore the caption: “Repeat after us: Palestine will be free. Free free Palestine.”
According to Norwood’s description on Instagram, it is “the UK’s largest Jewish charity supporting children, families and people with learning disabilities and autism.”
The charity has no affiliation with Israel and has likely been targeted purely because of its association with the British Jewish community.
According to the International Definition of Antisemitism, “Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the State of Israel” is an example of antisemitism.
A spokesperson for Norwood said: “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.”
Norwood has now regained control of its Instagram account.
Campaign Against Antisemitism urges all Jewish institutions to be vigilant with their digital assets and operations.