Jordan Valley Monuments Defaced (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 04/19/12)
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Residents in the Jordan Valley on Thursday reported to police that
several monuments had been defaced.
The monuments, dedicated to Israel´s fallen, were spray painted with
swastikas, Palestinian Authority flags, and anti-Israel slogans in
The vandalism occurred as Israel marked Yom HaShoah – Holocaust
Martyrs´ and Heroes´ Remembrance Day. Next week Israel will mark its
Memorial Day and Independence Day.
Residents reported to the police that the "Boulder" Monument
established in memory of Liad Shitrit, who was murdered in a
terrorist shooting spree in 2001, the "Monument of the Valley" near
the settlement Agman, established in memory of soldiers and civilians
in the region, and the "Monument of the Police" at Phasael.
The spray-painted slogans included the phrase "Zionists out!" and,
sprayed over soldiers´ names carved into the rock of one
monument, "Killed for the sin of rebelling against the nations." The
latter phrase is commonly associated ultra-Orthodox anti-Zionist
opposed to the establishment of the State of Israel.
Also found on one of the monuments was sprayed a Palestinian flag and
the phrase "Stop the Occupation." (IsraelNationalNews © 2012
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