The secretary general of Italy’s Democratic Party (PD), Ellie Shrine, was the victim of anti-Semitic threats just the day Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched an official visit to Boot Nation.
According to the EFE agency, the name of the PD leader, who was elected leader of the group in Sunday’s elections on Sunday, February 26, appeared in graffiti next to the Nazi swastika.
Then, next to the illustrations on the wall, I was able to read a short but direct message. “Shrine, your face is already doomed.”
Italian politicians were quick to condemn the painting in the Lazio town of Viterbo.
In fact, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who has been branded an ultra-rightist, has publicly endorsed her herself.
Through a statement, Meloni called for the threat to be “firmly” condemned. Expressing solidarity with Shriner, he claimed that his 37-year-old vice-president, who is of Jewish origin, was the victim of “disgraceful and disrespectful acts.”
At the moment, the Democratic Party general secretary has not mentioned the issue.
Of course, this wasn’t the only incident reported regarding Netanyahu’s visit: Another Italian town woke up with another graffiti that sparked denial in the European country.
It happened in Ferrara, the capital of the province of the same name, and a business appeared scratched with the word “Hebrew.”
It should be noted that Netanyahu will visit Italy for the first time after Meloni’s victory in 2022 and is scheduled to meet with the prime minister this Friday, according to local media.