Anti-Zionists Deface Ammunition Hill (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu 04/23/12)
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Anti-Zionists sprayed hate slogans on Ammunition Hill and tried to
burn an Israeli flag, two days before Remembrance Day for Fallen
Soldiers. The site was the scene of one of the bloodiest battles in
the Six-Day War in 1967.
The pre-dawn vandals sprayed, “Guenther Grass was right,” referring
to the German poet. Another slogan stated “Zionism is the mother of
all hate.” Grass is a Nobel Literature Prize laureate and exposed
member of the Nazi Waffen-SS who recently alleged that Israel is
a “danger to world peace.”
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat denounced the vandalism and immediately
sent a crew to remove the slogans and restore the site to proper
condition before Remembrance Day ceremonies and Independence Day
celebrations, which begin Tuesday night.
A complaint was filed with Jerusalem police, who are investigating.
Ammunition Hill was built by the British during the Mandate period
and was a key point for Israeli soldiers to capture before they could
access Jerusalem’s Old City and the Jerusalem-Ramallah highway in the
The site is a memorial to those who fell in battle and is national
site noting the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967.
Paratroopers were able to capture the strategic hill by blowing up a
large reinforced bunker that housed Jordanian soldiers at the site,
which features winding trenches.
Thirty-six Israeli soldiers died in the battle, which lasted several
hours from night until dawn.
An estimated 200,000 visitors tour the site each year, including
80,000 soldiers (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/23/12)
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