Fresh posters urging Rome residents to boycott Jewish-owned businesses have appeared in Italy's capital, two weeks after anti-Semitic graffiti and flyers defaced shops and walls in the Jewish San Giovanni neighbourhood.
The flyers, signed by extreme-right group Vita Est Militia, said that "boycotting any type of Jewish product of business is fundamental to stop the massacre in Palestine" and claimed that "every shop, factory and business under Jewish ownership sends a percentage of its profits to Israel".
They listed by name 50 clothing stores, butcher shops, restaurants and bars and hotels allegedly owned by Jews.
"Buying from these INFAMI [villains] means contributing to kill thousands of other women, children and elderly who have to fight day by day to maintain their land, which was pillaged transforming every road in trench, raping women, burning children and destroying houses," reads the poster.
Italy's president of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, Renzo Gattegna, called the new flyers "an alarm bell that cannot be ignored", even suggesting that far-right factions may have linked to far-left ones in a common anti-Semitic cause.
"We are witnessing with concern the solidifying of the extremist underworld in the name of a common anti-Jewish and anti-Israel hatred, whose most violent mode of expressions, still partially latent, risks forming a danger to the entire national collective," Gattegna said.
Rome's left-wing mayor, Ignazio Marino, condemned the incident saying that the language used in the posters "echoes the anti-Jewish blacklists of the Nazi period". The flyers were removed shortly afterwards.
The episode came after Swastika graffiti and posters reading "Anne Frank storyteller" appeared on Rome's Appia Nuova street.
Other posters depicting Palestinian throwing a rock towards an Israeli tank were attached on walls in Cola di Rienzo street, in the leafy Prati neighbourhood.
The latter was accompanied with a Celtic cross and the slogan "Each Palestinian is a camerata," referring to members of Mussolini's fascist movement, "Same enemy, same barricade."
Earlier in August, Italian academics posted an online petition calling for a "Nuremberg" for the entire state of Israel for the "slow genocide of the entire Palestinian people".