Vandals destroyed a pro-Israel billboard erected several hours outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico early Monday, raising concerns that Israel’s detractors are exacting revenge for an earlier run-in with the area’s pro-Israel community.
Located in an empty field alongside a road in the town of Deming, the sign declared, “Stand with Israel” and urged passersby to sign a pro-Israel pledge sponsored by Christians United for Israel, one of the nation’s largest pro-Israel groups.
Vandals tore the poster apart sometime between Sunday and Monday, according to a police report obtained by the Free Beacon.
Deputy Daniel Acosta was dispatched to the location early Monday after the sign’s proprietor, Anne Marie Beck, notified the Luna County Sheriff’s Department that the billboard had been destroyed.
Acosta discovered two different sets of footprints near the billboard, as well as “tire tracks that were fresh,” according to the police report.
“The sign was either cut off either by scissors or with a sharp object and then it was pulled off,” Acosta reported. Read more.