Thugs defile Holocaust memorial in Israel, spray paint message, ‘Thank you Hitler’ / Jerusalem cops say graffiti is work of ultra-Orthodox Jewish group that opposes Israel (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) BY PHILIP CAULFIELD 06/12/12)
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A group of cold-blooded vandals desecrated a Holocaust memorial in
Israel with anti-Semitic messages, included one that read "Hitler,
thank you for the Holocaust," police said.
Police told The Jerusalem post that the spray-painted messages may
have been the work of ultra-Orthodox Jews.
One scrawled message read "Haredi World Community," referring to an
anti-Israel extremist group.
Haredi Jews regard Israel as evil, instead believing that the true
Jewish state will be established after the Messiah arrives, Reuters
Other messages said, "The Zionists wanted the Holocaust" and "The war
of the Zionist regime is not the war of the Jewish people."
All of the messages were written in Hebrew, and police believed the
hoodlums struck on Sunday night.
Avner Shalev, chairman of the Yad Vashem memorial, said he
was "shocked and dazed by this callous expression of burning hatred
against the Zionists and Zionism," Reuters reported.
Yad Vashem is Israel´s official monument to the millions of Jews
killed during the Holocaust, and was built on a hilltop in Jerusalem
It is reportedly the second most visited tourist attraction in
Israel, after the Western Wall. With News Wire Services (© Copyright
2012 NYDailyNews.com. 06/12/12)
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