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"Something stupid underground happened to us": Hessen-SPD posts Islamic sanctuary for Jewish holiday on Facebook and Instagram


"Something stupid happened to us underground": The Hesse SPD illustrated a contribution to the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur with a photo of the Dome of the Rock - an Islamic shrine.

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Muslim worshipers draped in Palestinian flags in front of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem (archive image)

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The Hessian SPD illustrated a contribution to the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur with an Islamic shrine and apologized for the mistake after deleting it.

For the highest Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur, the party and parliamentary group had wished all Jews »Gmar Chatima tova« (in English: »May your inscription (in the book of life) be well completed«) on Facebook and Instagram.

The SPD also posted a photo of the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem – an Islamic shrine.

The "Bild-Zeitung" and the Hessischer Rundfunk had previously reported online about the incident.

Despite the examination by several employees, nobody noticed that the photo did not show a synagogue but one of the largest Islamic buildings, a spokesman for the Social Democrats said on Wednesday in Wiesbaden.

After the SPD became aware of the error through critical comments on the post, the post was deleted from the channels.

This was followed by an apology via the Twitter account.

"Something stupid happened to us, for which we are rightly criticized," says the post on the joint account of the party and parliamentary group.


Source: spiegel

All news articles on 2022-10-05

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