A row broke out on the streets of London after a man was caught writing the word “colonizer” on posters of Israeli children kidnapped by Hamas terrorists.
Footage of the encounter was recorded on a mobile phone and then uploaded to Twitter. It shows the man being confronted by a member of the public as he walks towards the posters.
The woman castigates him for his actions, saying, “I know people who have died” in the conflict that has so far claimed thousands of lives in the Middle East.
His company confirmed to MailOnline this evening that it was investigating and would not tolerate ‘such behaviour’.
The video was shared online by the Campaign Against Antisemitism with its followers.
The organization wrote: ‘This man was caught writing ‘colonizer’ on posters of hostages kidnapped by Hamas terrorists.
‘The incident took place this morning on West End Lane in West Hampstead.’
The person filming the clip shouts at the man: ‘Excuse me, can you please stop? Write a colonizer about an innocent two-year-old girl?
“I know people who have died.”
Footage of the encounter was taken on a mobile phone and then uploaded to Twitter
Carlisle Support Services did not respond to a request for comment from MailOnline
The man, wearing a jacket with Carlisle Support Services on it, looks like he won’t back down until the clip ends.
A spokesperson for the company told MailOnline: ‘We were recently made aware of an employee writing discriminatory messages on posters on West End Lane in West Hampstead.
‘We will not tolerate such behavior and are dealing with the incident accordingly, including notifying the relevant authorities.’
The Met Police have also been contacted to determine if they are aware of the clip or are investigating.
Scotland Yard has said the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the capital has increased by 700 percent in the past two weeks compared to the same period last year.
This is the shocking moment a vandal walks into a Jewish girls’ school and throws paint over the building in what is being investigated as an anti-Semitic attack
A vandal threw red paint over the Beis Chinuch Lebonos girls’ school in Hackney, which police are investigating as a ‘hate crime’
Paint was thrown over four parts of the school building, including the front door, before the vandal walked away
Earlier yesterday, the Beis Chinuch Lebonos girls’ school, just a few hundred meters away, was also hit at 11am, while the children were already in school.
This time, paint was thrown over a security gate, preventing the vandal from reaching the school buildings.
The area, which has a large, strictly Orthodox community, has been targeted by protesters in the wake of the war between Israel and Hamas.
Footage shows an offender wearing a mask and carrying an umbrella, approaching the front of the school and throwing red paint over the front door before leaving.
Metropolitan Police officers are now investigating both incidents.
A spokeswoman said: ‘We are investigating incidents at two Jewish schools and are treating them as hate crimes.
‘At 9am on Monday, October 16, officers attended a school on Lordship Road, N16, following reports that red paint had been thrown on the school building.
‘The police arrived on the scene and spoke to a school employee.
‘Police were told the incident took place at 6.51am on Thursday 12 October.
‘Police are aware of a second incident at a school in Woodberry Down N4, which also involved the throwing of paint on the school building. We are investigating whether these two incidents are related.
“The incidents are being treated as hate crimes. At this early stage there have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.”
Chief Inspector James Conway, Chief Inspector of Police in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said extra police patrols had been introduced in the area since the attacks in Israel to provide reassurance.
He added: “We are working closely with our partners in the Community Security Trust, the Shomrim, Hackney Council and other key local partners.
‘These incidents will be fully investigated and we have been made clear that we have a zero-tolerance policy towards hate crime.’
You see the vandal approaching the school walls with a pot of red paint
The Vishnitz girls’ school – just a few hundred meters away – was also hit in the early hours of Monday
This time, paint was thrown over a security gate, preventing the vandal from reaching the school buildings
A spokesperson for Shomrim, an organization that organizes civilian security patrols in Jewish areas, said: ‘The first attack took place in the early morning at Vishnitz Girls School in Hackney.
‘The attacker threw red paint against a door and some windows and walked away.
‘There was another attack at the nearby BCL Girls’ school in Stamford Hill, with red paint thrown all over the gate.’