The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

The District Attorney’s Office on Friday released video of an unidentified suspect who can be seen defacing the Israeli flag on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway earlier this week.

Prosecutors also were preparing an affidavit to rearrest a 25-year-old man who was photographed under the flag, located near 16th Street, holding a water gun used to spray the flag with a red substance. Antoine Guyton was arrested at the scene and charged, but those charges were dropped as the investigation pointed to an additional suspect, said Ben Waxman, spokesman for District Attorney Larry Krasner.