A Jewish charity’s social media account has been hacked by Palestine activists, with calls to wipe Israel off the map plastered onto its Twitter and Instagram.
A Palestinian flag replaced Norwood’s logo on Thursday, with a post shared, saying: “From the river to the sea Palestine will be free!”
The Community Security Trust (CST) condemned the action as ‘absolutely sick’ and urged communal organisations to be vigilant, as well as check all social media accounts had strong passwords and security.
The charity, which was founded more than 200 years ago, supports around 2,500 people with learning disabilities, mental health and wellbeing issues, and their families.
A spokesperson told Jewish News: “We became aware that Norwood’s social media accounts were 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.”
The Community Security Trust condemned the incident, saying: “Hacking a charity that serves Jewish people with learning disabilities to post this propaganda is absolutely sick and we condemn it utterly.
“Every Jewish organisation should check that their social media accounts are protected by strong passwords and two-factor authentication.
“CST can provide advice on how to do this.”
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