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A local government-owned sign welcoming people into the city of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, was adorned with Palestinian flags Tuesday.
Dearborn Heights, a city just 20 miles West of downtown Detroit, sits adjacent to Dearborn, a Muslim-majority city. However, unlike its neighbor of a similar name, Dearborn Heights has a mostly white population — 84% as of 2021.
“This morning, in another show of solidarity, Palestinian flags were placed on the ‘Welcome to Dearborn Heights’ sign along Ford Road, highlighting the city’s support for the people of Palestine,” Dearborn’s TCD News posted on Instagram.
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The Instagram post was met with a slew of comments criticizing the move to put Palestinian flags on the city’s welcome sign as America’s ally Israel fends off Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip.
“Okay but where’s the American flag[?]” the most popular reply stated.
“F*** that remember yall all are American first,” another person said.
“We need more AMERICAN FLAGS in these [people’s] hands they all live in America 🇺🇸 where’s the American flag tho?” a third person asked.
Days after Hamas launched its deadly terror attack on Israel, slaughtering over 1,200 people, including dozens of Americans, thousands of people gathered in Dearborn to condemn Israel. At the rally, Amer Zahr, president of the New Generation for Palestine, defended Hamas, saying the brutal terror attack on October 7 was a response to Israeli oppression of the Arabs in Gaza.
“We are not ashamed to stand for a free Palestine,” said Zahr.
According to the 2020 U.S. Census, Arab Americans of Middle Eastern and North African descent made up the majority (54%) of Dearborn’s population. Dearborn boasts the largest Muslim population of any city in the U.S. and elected its first Arab American mayor, Abdullah Hammoud, in 2021. On the same day that Israel was attacked by Hamas, Hammoud condemned the U.S. ally, claiming Israel’s past actions have made “violence inevitable.”
“Israel’s decades of illegal military occupation and imprisonment of Gaza make peace impossible and tragic violence inevitable,” Hammoud wrote on X. “Israel has trapped millions of Palestinians in Gaza in what is recognized by the international community as the world’s largest open-air prison. Failure to recognize this context is the inability to comprehend what is unfolding overseas.”