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Marks & Spencer was forced to apologise yesterday for a light-hearted image of Christmas hats being burned after critics pointed out they were the colours of the Palestinian flag.
The picture, which showed red, green and silver paper party hats that had been thrown into an open fire, appeared on Instagram for the launch of the chain's festive TV advert featuring TV star Hannah Waddingham.
But some social media users accused M&S of 'promoting the burning of the Palestinian flag' – and the firm deleted the picture. M&S later apologised for any 'unintentional hurt'.