Ammunition Hill memorial site vandalized (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Yair Altman Published: 04.23.12, 09:31)
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Unidentified assailants spray hate slogans praising German poet
Guenter Grass, burn Israeli flag. Site manager: Deliberate attempt to
conjure up anti-Zionist atmosphere
Unidentified assailants vandalized a heritage site commemorating
fallen IDF soldiers on Givat Hatachmosht (Ammunition Hill) in
Jerusalem overnight Monday, spraying hate slogans against Zionism and
One of the graffiti slogans sprayed at the site praised German poet
The assailants also removed a large Israeli flag, which was hanging
on a 30-meter-high flagpole, and set it on fire.
The director of the site, Maoz Katri, responded to the event, saying
the attack left him feeling completely "helpless."
"I don´t remember a case of such severe vandalism. There were minor
incidents, but not like this one. This seems like a deliberate
attempt to conjure up an anti-Zionist atmosphere on the eve of
Israel´s Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day,"
he said, adding that the attack "will not interfere with the
Katri said that he was angered by the fact that the act was not
prevented. "These are slogans in fluent Hebrew. I have no idea who
could have done such a thing, but it´s clear that it was done by
someone who knows what is going on in the country.
"It seems that there are no moral or other boundaries that prevent
such people from passing every possible threshold," he lamented.
Last Thursday, two monuments for Fallen IDF soldiers and terror
victims were vandalized in Jordan Valley. The assailants sprayed
flags of Palestine on the monuments and concealed the names of the
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat strongly condemned the act, and ordered to
dispatch municipality cleaning units to the site, in order to remove
the slogans and allow the memorial ceremonies to take place as
scheduled. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 04/23/12)
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