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Belgian bus company disassociates itself from Palestinian flag display

(JTA) — A public Belgian bus company distanced itself from employees who displayed the Palestinian flag on at least one of its vehicles.

A spokeswoman for the Brussels-area Stib bus company disassociated his company Friday from the flag display.

The spokeswoman, Françoise Ledune, told the broadcaster RTL that while employees have the right to their opinions, they are not allowed to associate their views with the company.

“This behavior runs contrary to our charter,” she said.

Stib received complaints about the flag display from the Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism.

“This is an explosive subject that brings up anti-Semitic disturbances,” said Joel Rubinfeld, the league’s head. “So it is now more important than ever to keep the public sector a sanctuary.”

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