Two Israeli flags that were part of an Olympic display in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada were removed after being defaced.
The Israeli flags were covered in paint with the words "Free Palestine" written on them, the Vancouver Sun reported on January 31, 2010. The defaced flags were removed.
The display on the streets of the city features 450 international flags from 80 countries. Vancouver is hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics, which are scheduled to begin on February 12.
The Israeli flags will be replaced before the start of the games. Their slots are now empty.