Baltimore, MD – June 19, 2024 - (FOX45) For the second time in two weeks, a thief has stolen the Israeli flag from the front porch of an office on Falls Road. Dr. John Parkerson, who was inside his office when the theft occurred, expressed his disbelief and distress over the repeated incident. Surveillance footage shows the thief ripping the flag off its pole and driving away. Parkerson suspects it is a hate crime and believes the same person is responsible for both thefts.
Nathan Willner, representing Shomrim, noted an increase in vandalism coinciding with rising tensions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Despite the thefts, Parkerson has replaced the flag and insists on his right to express his opinion without fear of retaliation.